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This Week’s Survey: Land Records in Genealogical Research

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

Last week we asked about your use of land records in genealogical research. The largest number of respondents, 57%, have researched original land records in county courthouses, town halls, and other repositories. In today’s age of microfilm and electronic publications, it is heartening to see so many people using original records. Only 17% of respondents have not used land records for research at all. Full results are:

 

  • 57%, I have researched original land records in county courthouses, town halls, and other repositories.

 

  • 50%, I have used online indexes of land records.

 

  • 50%, I have used microfilm copies of land records.

 

  • 44%, I have used online images of original land records.

 

  • 42%, I have used published versions of land records.

 

  • 17%, I have not used land records in my research.

 

This week’s survey asks about your genealogical interests in the South Central states. Take the survey now!


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