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Tennessee, Early Land Registers

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Re: Tennessee, Early Land Registers

Posted: 1373398728000
Classification: Query
After keying 1474 records and reviewing 500+, I find I still have many doubts and questions in regard to keying and reviewing these records, and it seems others do as well. The instructions and examples in Wiki do not address the many exceptions to the rule that appear within these records. In addition to straight-forward land grants, there are records that appear to be ledgers of assessed fees or payments made. Some are documents filed to correct surveying errors or are invalidations of illegal grants.
There is no way I can feel confident that I have made the right choices in these various anomalies. Here are some questions that would help clarify my thinking:
1. Are the terms Grant, Warrant, Certificate and Entry synonymous and, therefore the number to key? 2. If a document does not contains the specific word Grant as the identifying factor, but does contain an Entry No. and/or Certificate No., what would be the criteria for deciding which number to key, if any?
2. When there is no column titled Grant or Warrant No., but records are identified by sequential numbers in a column titled Entry No., are these numbers keyed as the grant/warrant number?
3. The attachment shows an image that contains several columns of information, however none of the columns are titled. In addition to keying the names, are the consecutive numbers listed in the first column assumed to be the grant/warrant numbers and therefore keyed?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DoniaF 1357339658000 
ren_gray 1357357633000 
DoniaF 1357340539000 
sjlentz1 1360366254000 
DoniaF 1360371756000 
peggyannchown... 1361116694000 
CLAldridge 1370902348000 
Tengen3 1373398728000 
Tengen3 1374533129000 
sadlesor1 1376457576000 
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