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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Your Delaware library card used to let you to view Delaware birth, death, marriage, naturalization, and will records on Ancestry.com. Now you can view all of these records plus Delaware land records from 1677-1947 with just a few quick clicks of the mouse without needing to enter your Delaware library card information!

The land records provide valuable information to researchers about where property was located and who owned it when. Land records or deeds include the names of grantor (the person releasing the property) and grantee (the person purchasing the land), as well as previous owners, the amount of payment, the dates the deed were recorded, and terms of the deed.

Explore the Delaware land records on Ancestry at no charge by visiting this website: Delaware Land Records on Ancestry.com

To browse the land records, select the county you would like to research and then the roll number that you would like to browse. You will be prompted to create a free account using your name and email address. If you have already registered for your free account, click on the “Sign In” button in the top right corner of the screen to enter your name and email address. Once registered, you will be able to see your desired record.

Unfortunately the Delaware land records on Ancestry.com have not yet been indexed. Although the beginning of each digitized deed book contains an index, we recommend that to save time, you visit the Delaware Public Archives in person to view the land record indexes and find your deed book references before delving into property research from this time period.

To access other Delaware records on Ancestry.com without subscribing to a membership, follow this link: Delaware Records on Ancestry.com.

 


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