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.