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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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 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.  
  
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].
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
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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
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The records usually contain the following information:  
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The information varies by record. You may find any of the following:  
  
 
*Names of interested parties  
 
*Names of interested parties  
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*Monies exchanged  
 
*Monies exchanged  
 
*Details of the transaction  
 
*Details of the transaction  
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*Occupations
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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=== Search the Collection  ===
 
=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collections <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.  
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'''To browse by image:'''<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.  
  
Look at the images one by one 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:  
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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.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
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.  
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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. 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:
  
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:
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*Use the names and time periods to locate church and census records.  
 
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.  
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*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  ====
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=== 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.  
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#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?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*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.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Illinois, DeKalb|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Illinois Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land and Property]]  
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*[[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Illinois ]]
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*[[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land and Property]]
  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2043772/waypoints Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927]
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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.
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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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Illinois, DeKalb County Land Records, 1838-1927" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore.}} <br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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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>  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
DeKalb County, Illinois, United States
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Record Description
Collection years
Archive


Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1836 to 1927.

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.

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

Record Content

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 to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Some other identifying information such as the approximate transaction date or location of the property

Search the Collection

To browse by image:
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.

Using the Information

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. 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:

  • 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.

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 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

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

Related Websites

 DeKalb County Illinois Free Public Records

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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Citations for 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 2016. County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore.

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.