Difference between revisions of "Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(delete bad link)
(How Do I Search the Collection?)
 
(49 intermediate revisions by 26 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{FamilySearch_Collection
+
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois, United States Genealogy|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[DeKalb County, Illinois Genealogy|DeKalb County]]''
|CID=CID2043772
+
 
 +
{{US State HR Infobox
 +
|CID=CID2043772  
 
|title=Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
 
|title=Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
|location=United States}}<br>
+
|location=Illinois
 +
| LOC_01 = Illinois
 +
| LOC_02 = DeKalb
 +
| LOC_02_type = County
 +
| LOC_03 = 
 +
| loc_map =  US Locator Map Illinois DeKalb.PNG
 +
| state_loc_map = US Locator Illinois.png
 +
| State_flag = Illinois flag.png
 +
| record_type =Land Records
 +
| start_year = 1838
 +
| end_year = 1927
 +
| FS_URL_01 = [[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]]
 +
| FS_URL_02 = [[DeKalb County, Illinois ]]
 +
| FS_URL_03 = [[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land and Property]]
 +
| FS_URL_04 = [[Illinois Archives and Libraries]]
 +
| FS_URL_05 =
 +
| FS_URL_06 =
 +
| FS_URL_07 = 
 +
| FS_URL_08 = 
 +
| FS_URL_09 = 
 +
| FS_URL_10 = 
 +
| RW_URL_01 = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/IL_Dekalb.htm &nbsp;DeKalb County Illinois Free Public Records]
 +
| RW_URL_02 = 
 +
| RW_URL_03 = 
 +
| RW_URL_04 = 
 +
| RW_URL_05 = 
 +
| custodian = 
 +
}}
  
== Record Description  ==
 
  
This Collection will include records from 1836 to 1927.<br>
+
== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
This collection contains digital images of deed books, grantor indexes, and grantee indexes from the courthouse in Sycamore, Illinois. This collection is being published as images become available.  
+
This collection includes land records from 1836 to 1927.<br>
  
For a list of records by categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2043772/waypoints Browse].  
+
This collection contains digital images of deed books, grantor indexes, and grantee indexes from the courthouse in Sycamore, Illinois.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
+
===To Browse this Collection===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
+
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
+
|CID=CID2043772
{{Collection citation
+
|title=Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Illinois DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder. Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927. The Office of the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore, Illinois.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
+
|}}  
 
 
[[Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
=== Record Content  ===
+
== Collection Content ==
 +
=== Sample Images ===
  
<gallery caption="DeKalb County Land Records" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
+
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="DeKalb County Land Records">
 
Image:Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (12-0641) DGS 5641748_41.jpg|Deed Record Example 1
 
Image:Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (12-0641) DGS 5641748_41.jpg|Deed Record Example 1
 
Image:Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (12-0641) DGS 5641748_42.jpg|Deed Record Example 2
 
Image:Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records (12-0641) DGS 5641748_42.jpg|Deed Record Example 2
Line 29: Line 56:
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
  
The records usually contain the following information:  
+
==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 +
 
 +
The information varies by record. You may find any of the following:  
  
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Names of interested parties  
Line 36: Line 65:
 
*Monies exchanged  
 
*Monies exchanged  
 
*Details of the transaction  
 
*Details of the transaction  
*Names of witnesses
+
*Names of witnesses  
 +
*Occupations
  
== How to Use the Record ==
+
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To search the collections you will need to follow these links:<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the ''"Record category"'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''"Record Type, Volume, and Year Range"'' category which takes you to the images.
+
To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
+
*The name of your ancestor.
 +
*The approximate date of the land transaction.
 +
*The location of the property.
 +
*The names of other parties involved in the land transaction.  
  
 +
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043772?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''
 +
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.<br>
  
==== Using the Information  ====
+
'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2043772/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed.  
+
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.  
  
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. For example:
+
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.
  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.  
+
{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2043772 | Illinois, DeKalb County land records, 1838-1927]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
 +
 
 +
==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 names and time periods to locate church and census records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.  
 
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.  
 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.  
 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.  
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.  
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
+
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
 
 
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.  
 
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.  
 
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.  
 
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.  
Line 68: Line 107:
 
#The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else.
 
#The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
+
=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
== Related Websites ==
+
== Citing this Collection ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/IL_Dekalb.htm &nbsp;DeKalb County Illinois Free Public Records]
+
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.
 +
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
+
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore.}} <br><br>
  
[[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land and Property]]
+
'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 +
|CID=CID2043772
 +
|title=Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
 +
}}
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
+
'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
+
|CID=CID2043772
{{Contributor_invite}}
+
|title=Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927
 
+
}}<br>
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
+
'''[[Illinois,_DeKalb_County_Land_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Citing_this_Collection#top|Top of Page]]'''
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
+
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927", images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 19 July 2012), Land and property records &gt; Deed record vol 10 1851-1852 &gt; Image 507 of 636, Henry E Brooks and Samantha E. Brooks, dated 29 March 1852; citing Illinois DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder. Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927. The Office of the DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore, Illinois.
+
{{Contributor_invite}}

Latest revision as of 19:56, 18 May 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.pngDeKalb County

Access the Records
Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927 .
CID2043772
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Illinois flag.png
Flag of Illinois
US Locator Map Illinois DeKalb.PNG
Location of DeKalb County, Illinois
US Locator Illinois.png
Location of Illinois
Record Description
Record Type Land Records
Collection years 1838-1927
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection includes land records from 1836 to 1927.

This collection contains digital images of deed books, grantor indexes, and grantee indexes from the courthouse in Sycamore, Illinois.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information varies by record. You may find any of the following:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of transaction
  • Legal description of the property
  • Monies exchanged
  • Details of the transaction
  • Names of witnesses
  • Occupations

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of the land transaction.
  • The location of the property.
  • The names of other parties involved in the land transaction.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page: Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Record Category"
⇒Select "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" 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 names and time periods to locate church and census records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
  • Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.
  • Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.
  • To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
  • One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.
  • For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
  1. The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family and
  2. The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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.


Collection Citation:

"Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927" Images. FamilySearch. [http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927.


Image Citation

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 Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.