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Interpreting Land Records, 2nd Edition

Interpreting Land Records, 2nd Edition

Interpreting Land Records, 2nd Edition
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Boundary retracement entails the recovery of historical documents related to the original boundary, correct interpretation and analysis, and the accurate application of historic survey principles with correlation to conditions on the ground. This builds a legally-sound defense to the location of the boundary, and is crucial element to any project or transaction concerning land. Interpreting Land Records is the pre-eminent reference to help readers:
Interpret historical land records, understanding their creation and documentation
Become familiar with the various methods of historic surveys
Overcome common research issues, including lost or corrupted records
Establish boundaries free of vagueness or abstraction, with clear documentation
Haphazard retracement leaves a boundary open to dispute and complicates future retracement efforts. Accuracy depends in part on quality research and the accurate interpretation of available documents. Interpreting Land Records provides comprehensive, practical guidance toward retracement based on sound evidence and technique.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION TO LAND RECORDS 1
2 GEOMETRY OF THE DESCRIPTION 3
3 RECORDS RESEARCH: TITLE SEARCH OR DEED SEARCH 53
4 RESEARCHING LAND RECORDS 93
5 RULES OF CONSTRUCTION 109
6 RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF CONFLICTING ELEMENTS 143
7 EXCEPTIONS AND RESERVATIONS 161
8 WORDS AND PHRASES 177
9 THE USE OF EXTRINSIC EVIDENCE 187
10 MAPS, PLATS, PLANS, AND CHARTS 253
11 PICTURES 285
12 DOCUMENT EXAMINATION 303
APPENDIX ONE – DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND PHRASES 321
APPENDIX TWO – DEFINITIONS OF ANCIENT LAND TERMS 393
INDEX 397


Companion Book Set 1

Companion Book Set 1

Companion Book Set 1
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The latest editions of "Evidence & Procedures for Boundary Location, 6th Ed." AND  "Boundary Control and Legal Principles, 7th Ed": the classic resource books every surveyor and lawyer should have in their libraries. Puchase these books together for added savings! Great gift for the recent graduate.
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MSRP $280 Save $45 off our prices - that's a combined savings of $55 off the list price when you purchase both books!
Companion Book Set 2

Companion Book Set 2

Companion Book Set 2
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This companion set of "Interpreting Land Records - 2nd Edition" and "Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation" is for the land records researcher. Anyone dealing with land records, professionally or personally, will agree - these will probably never leave your desk as they will be in constant use. Reading them once is never enough - there is just so much useful and practical information packed between the covers that you will find yourself reading them a second and even a third time. When these books are delivered, the first thing you should do is put your name inside; so they will eventually find their way back to you. Once others discover these two treasures you keep referring to, it will be hard to keep them at your fingertips.
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MSRP $225.00 Save $25 off our prices - that's a combined savings of $35 off the list price when you purchase both books!

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