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Researching quit claim deeds in New York State.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Recently I have just started using deeds to uncover my New York ancestors.  Can you explain to me what a “quit claim” deed was? 


Answer:  A “Quit Claim Deed” is a document that transferred the interest the seller [a.k.a the grantor] had in the property.  It does not guarantee however that the seller [grantor] had the sole ownership of the property.  Some property under this designation was owned in part, and multiple owners could exist to sell of their portion of the land. 

Posted by David Lambert at 10/25/2011 10:44:52 PM | 

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