We're the folks who make DeedMapper, the premier software program for working with old land records, especially those that were surveyed using the metes and bounds survey system. Our site is for anyone who's interested in platting those old land patents, grants, and deeds, and placing them on a modern map.
Be sure to check in with us periodically as we're always making additions and changes. Your suggestions and comments on ways to make our site a "Land Record Center" are welcome.
You say you don't know anything about deeds or surveying? Our Reference Section
can tell you all you ever wanted to know (and then some!) about Deeds, Grants, Patents, and Claims-- how metes and bounds surveys work, the public domain land grant system, legal terms, and much more.
Find out who's researching land records where.
Land record research with DeedMapper is taking place in many areas of the country. Our customers have generously donated their deed research so you won't have to duplicate work that's already been done. Check the pool to see if there are deeds you can use.
The mail list for DeedMapper users has been the site of a lot of activity! Hosted by users, for users, it costs nothing to join, and sign-up is easy! Just browse to the Rootsweb site and subscribe to DEED-MAPPER-USERS-L.
Subscribe to the list and you'll participate in the DeedMapper user community. If you have questions on using the product, or tricks you'd like to share with others, this is the place to be.