Adjacent Deeds?

When you locate one land deed for a relative, always look to see if other deeds by the same buyer or seller were recorded at the same time. Look a few deeds after and before the item you initially located. Sometimes buyers record multiple deeds at the same time, particularly if they live a distance from the courthouse or are buying a piece of property from group of heirs and the deeds were drawn up separately. Look for similar names. You may be surprised at what you discover.

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