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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. 


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