17 July 2013

That Fine Print On The Edge

This is the very top of a deed recorded in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1950. At the very top of the deed in the fine print, one can see exactly what type of deed it was:
ADMINISTRATOR'S DEED--Sale of Real Estate to Pay Debts

The rest of the document may provide additional details, but even if does not, this phrase indicates that an estate is being settled (the word administrator implies that) and that there was a loan on the property. Based on this document, estate records should be accessed--and perhaps additional court records in case there was legal action beside the probate involving the estate.


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Our general citation philosophy on Rootdig:

I'm a strong believer in citations and in my work (and in Casefile Clues) I cite material in the spirit of Evidence Explained. Here on the Rootdig blog, I have a different philosophy. Posts made here have enough information that the reader could locate where the material was obtained.