Native Soil. Native Soil Manuscripts Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
The Native Soil, founded in 1997 in Massachusetts, is dedicated to the preservation of old documents, particularly private property deeds. This database is a collection of over 2300 such privately-held documents as deeds, sales receipts, court dockets, and manuscripts dating back to the early 18th Century. Each record provides descriptive information from the original document including type of document, individuals involved, location, and year. In some cases these documents are the only surviving records of particular individuals, making this an invaluable collection. Unfortunately "The Native Soil" is no longer making these documents available. Ancestry.com has, however, decided to continue to make this index available for searching.