Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930 .
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|Itasca, Minnesota, United States|
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|Location of Itasca County, Minnesota|
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|Record Type||Land Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of land records for Itasca County, including grantee and grantor indexes from 1872 to 1930, located at the Itasca County Recorders Office in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This collection is being published as images become available.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Land records may include the following information:
- Names of interested parties
- Date of transaction
- Legal description of the property
- Monies exchanged
- Details of the transaction
- Names of witnesses
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The names of interested parties.
- The approximate date of the land transaction.
- The location of the property.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s land record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the information found to search for the family in census records.
- Use the information found to search for the family in church records.
- Use the information found to search for the family in probate records.
- Use the information found to search for the family in additional state and county records.
- For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
- The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family and
- The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Minnesota, Itasca items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Minnesota Archives and Libraries.|
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Itasca County Recorder's Office, Grand Rapids.
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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