Posted By:Andrew Huston
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Subject:Re: Where's the best place to find Land Records between 1780 and 1830, Sussex Co?
Post Date:February 02, 2010 at 09:25:16
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/de/sussex/messages/630.html
Forum:Sussex County, DE Genealogy Forum
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Hi, to save traveling to Dover, you may wish to purchase the actual Land Record indices on microfilm. The DE Archives sells them, and you can then take to a local library that has a microfilm reader, and review them on your own schedule. They are only about $12 each, and you would want the Grantee and Grantor Indices for the letter "B" for whatever time frame you want (e.g. 1801 - 1850). These are a great investment.

The Archives can be emailed at: aarchives@state.de.us

A list of DE Probate Records held at the Archives can be found here: http://archives.delaware.gov/collections/probate.shtml

Make sure to search every conceivable spelling. If you locate a name of interest, you can order a copy of the actual probate record/will from the Archives, at the same email as above.

I would highly recommend the Tax Assessment Lists as well, also available on microfilm from the Archives. I just finished going through these, and as painful as it was to scroll through those hundreds of pages of faint writing, I found a wealth of information.