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What can I learn from a land record?

What can I learn from a land record?

Posted: 1365194138000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waters. Seely, Watson
Hi, I admit...I don't know much about land records but I found this index listing below for my ancestor and was wondering if someone could tell me what I might expect to find on this record if I decide to order a copy of it. This is what I found:

New York Land Records, 1630-1975 Land and property records from the New York Land Office and county courthouses. The records include land grants, patents, deeds, and mortgages. This collection includes all counties except Franklin, Nassau, and Queens.

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Cayuga Grantee Index 1793-1836, Vol. 1-2

Book B - April 1800

Walter Waters - Grantee

Elhannah Watson Grantor pg. 283
William Seely Grantor pg. 284
William Seely Grantor pg. 407
Walter Waters Jr. - Grantee

William Seely Grantor pg. 283

As you can see it is a very early record...1800 and my ancestor, Walter Waters along with his son, Walter Jr., bought land from Wm. Seely and Mr. Watson. How much genealogical information might I find? Thanks for the help.

Re: What can I learn from a land record?

Posted: 1365294441000
Classification: Query
This might help: RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees (Lesson 29 is Land Records)
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