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land records
land records are deeds -- proof that a piece of land is owned by a particular individual. The information you receive from the records will vary, but you will at least get a name, the location of the property, and the period of ownership.
late
denoting someone who is deceased, ie., the late John Thomas.
legacy
property or money bequeathed to someone in a will.
legatee
someone who inherits money or property from a person who left a will.
lessee
person leasing property from an owner.
lessor
owner leasing property to a tenant.
Letters Testamentary
court document allowing the executor named in a will to carry out his or her duties.
liber
book of public records.
lic. (abbreviation)
license.
lien
claim placed on property by a person who is owed money.
life estate
use interest in property until death.
lineage
direct line of descent from an ancestor; ancestry; progeny.
lis pendens
notices of suits pending litigation, usually in matters concerning land.
litigant
person involved in a lawsuit.
liv. (abbreviation)
living.
local history
a local history is usually a book about a particular town or county. Local histories were quite popular in the late 19th century. While they often give the history of the development of the area, they usually also include some information about the important families that lived there.
loco parentis
in place of the parent or parents.
loyalist
colonist who supported the British during the American Revolution; Tory.
ltd. (abbreviation)
limited.

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