Land Record

Books Relating to Land Records

11 Jun 2012

A great deal of information relating to land records, particularly county deed books, is available in printed form. This is a list of books we've found on the topic. (No, we don't own them all, and we can't recommend any books or vendors in particular!) You can probably find some of these books at your local library. And we're sure the vendors listed here would be real happy if you contacted them for more information about the books that interest you.

By the way, if you know of a book we've overlooked, please let us know, and we'll gladly add it to our list.

The following kinds of material are available in book form:

Generally speaking, it's unusual to find books that contain the surveyor's metes and bounds descriptions. However, you can use indexes and abstracts to help you determine the deeds you need to get copies of.

Note: The [number] after each title refers you to a vendor or vendors for the book. A list of vendors is located below. If you contact a vendor, we'd appreciate it if you mention you found them not just on the Internet, but via Direct Line Software's web site. Thanks!


If you contact one of the following vendors, don't just say you "found them on the Internet". Tell them you found them at Direct Line Software's web site ("you know, the DeedMapper people")!

  1. Heritage Books, 1540-E Pointer Ridge Pl., Bowie, MD 20716. Phone: (800) 398-7709
  2. Southern Historical Press, 275 W. Broad St., Greenville, SC 29601. Phone (803) 233-2346
  3. Byron Sistler and Associates, 1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN 37212. Phone: (800) 578-9475
  4. Hearthstone Bookshop, 5735-A Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22303. Phone: (703) 960-0086
  5. Frontier Press [current address unknown]
  6. Willow Bend Books, 65 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157-5036
  7. Mountain Press, PO Box 400, Signal Mountain, TN 37377-0400. Phone: 1-423-886-6369
  8. Cook Publications, 649 Strawberry Hill Rd., Evansville, IN 47711-1753. Phone: 1-812-868-0042
  9. Iberian Publishing Company, 548 Cedar Creek Dr., Athens, GA 30605-3408. Phone: 1-706-546-6740
  10. ABP Abstracts, Box 815, Whitakers, NC 27891
  11. James W. Kluttz, 106 Chancellors Ridge Ct., Cary, NC 27513-2749
  12. The Antient Press, 1320 Mayflower Dr., McLean, VA 22101-3402. Phone: (703) 356-5099
  13. Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, Attn: June Banks Evans, 560 Dix Dr., Brodnax, VA 23920
  14. Billie McNamara, PO Box 6764, Knoxville, TN 37914-0764
  15. Picton Press, PO Box 250, Rockport, ME 04856
  16. Troy Keesee, 151 Skyline Dr., Powell, TN 37849. Phone: (865) 945-1309
  17. Joyce Martin Murray, 2921 Daniel, Dallas, TX 75205
  18. Mrs. Margaret Hofmann, Box 446, Roanoak Rapids, NC 27870
  19. Russell Black, 1485 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28677
  20. Mona Taylor, 921 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX 76543
  21. William Bennett, 1804 Lafayette Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27803
  22. Mrs. Weynette Haun, 243 Argonne Dr., Durham, NC 27704
  23. Wilkes Genealogical Soc., Box 1629, N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659
  24. Turner & Philbeck, 600 Lynnwood Ave., Wilson, NC 27893
  25. Park Genealogical Books
  26. Genealogical Forum of Oregon
  27. Nona Williams, PO Box 3793, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
  28. Appleton's Books & Genealogy, 8700 Pineville-Matthews Rd. #610, Charlotte, NC 28226
  29. Closson Press, 1935 Sampson Dr., Apollor, PA 15613-9208
  30. L. Richard Kocher, Woolkoch Publishing, 459 Cross Rd., Columbus, OH 43212-1953
  31. Phillimore & Co., Shopwyke Hall, Chichester, Sussex, England PO 20 6BQ
  32. Dr. Neal Hively
  33. Marge Motes, 26 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950
  34. Margaret Waters, 12702 Golf Club Dr., Savannah, GA 31419
  35. Paul K. Graham
  36. Walker Books
  37. Ancestor Tracks
  38. Georgia Genealogical Society
  39. SLACO, 437 Battle Creek Rd., Jasper, AL 35503
  40. P.K. Graham


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