Real Property Records and Maps
Book of Deeds and Mortgages: Identify Your Ancestor’s Real Property
In this post I provide an example of how you can identify the cadastral lot number of your ancestor's farm based on his listing in a census.
Did Your Ancestor Own Real Property in Denmark? Part 3
You can only find the address of the property or the correct map, with your ancestor's property if you know the name of the ejerlav (property area). In this post, I will demonstrate how to find the name of the ejerlav.
Did Your Ancestor Own Real Property in Denmark? Part 2
In the first part of this tutorial series, I explained how to find a lot on an old map and how to find today’s address of the place. The search was based on the cadastral identification number found in a 1916 census record. However, in many cases we know neither the cadastral id number nor today’s address of the lot. In this part of the tutorial, I will demonstrate how to find the cadastral id number, when it is not written in the census or any other identified record.
Did Your Ancestor Own Real Property in Denmark? Part 1
If your ancestor owned real property, you can learn a lot more about the living conditions of him and his family than if he had been a day laborer. If you are lucky, the building where your ancestors lived still exists today. Whether you know the address, the cadastral identification number or only the place name, it is often possible to find the exact lot on old maps from when your ancestors lived there. In this part of the maps tutorial, I will show how to find a lot, when you know the cadastral id number, for instance from a census.