World Archives Project: Tennessee, Early Land Registers

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About this project This collection contains various early land records from present-day Tennessee.

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Land Records
Title Board
Index

Land Records

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Choose the "landrecords" DocType when the image contains land records. They will typically include a name, date, the county, and the state of the record.

Grant or Warrant Number

Key the grant or warrant number as seen on the record. It will typically be located at the top of the image or at the beginning of the record after the abbreviation "No."
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County

Key the county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The county will be found by the word "County". Most records will not include a county.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Names can be found after phrases like "issued to", "surveyed for", "granted to", "certify that", "…is entitled to", and "assignee of." Many records contain more than one name. All other infomration found on the record (state, county, record date and grant or warrant number) should be keyed to all names found within the grant record. Names will typically be in [prefix, given, surname, suffix] format.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistnace..Names can be found after phrases like "issued to", "surveyed for", "granted to", "certify that", "…is entitled to", and "assignee of." Many records contain more than one name. All other infomration found on the record (state, county, record date and grant or warrant number) should be keyed to all names found within the grant record. Names will typically be in [prefix, given, surname, suffix] format.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary proivided for assistance. Names can be found after phrases like "issued to", "surveyed for", "granted to", "certify that", "…is entitled to", and "assignee of." Many records contain more than one name. All other infomration found on the record (state, county, record date and grant or warrant number) should be keyed to all names found within the grant record. Names will typically be in [prefix, given, surname, suffix] format.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Names can be found after phrases like "issued to", "surveyed for", "granted to", "certify that", "…is entitled to", and "assignee of." Many records contain more than one name. All other infomration found on the record (state, county, record date and grant or warrant number) should be keyed to all names found within the grant record. Names will typically be in [prefix, given, surname, suffix] format.
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Record Day

Key the day from the record date in its numerical format. The record date will typically be at the top or the bottom of the record.
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Record Month

Key the month from the record date in its three letter abbreviation using the dictionary provided for assistance. The record date will typically be at the top or the bottom of the record.
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Record Year

Key the year from the record date in its 4 digit numerical format. The record date will typically be at the top or the bottom of the record.
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Title Board

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Choose the "titleboard" form type when the image is of a title board. It will typically contain a title and a year range.

Year Range

Key the year range as seen on the record.
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Index

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If an image is specifically defined as an index in the project instructions choose the 'Index' DocType. Project-specific examples will be included if known to exist in the project; however, a generic image will also be included. If there are any questions submit a query to the Vendor Manager.



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