Interpreting land records / Donald A. Wilson ; cover design, C. Wallace.
Contributor(s): Wallace, C [cover designer.].Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Second edition.Description: 1 online resource (435 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118746820; 1118746821; 9781118989326; 1118989325; 9781118746837; 111874683X.Subject(s): Surveying | Land tenure | SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Cartography | Land tenure | SurveyingGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Interpreting land records.DDC classification: 526.9 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 6, 2014).
1. Introduction to land records -- 2. Geometry of the description -- 3. Records research : title search or deed search -- 4. Rules of construction -- 5. Relative importance of conflicting elements -- 6. Exceptions and reservations -- 7. Words and phrases -- 8. The use of extrinsic evidence -- 9. Maps, plats, plans, and charts -- 10. Pictures -- 11. Document examination.
"The book provides an introduction to land records in the United States, covers various methods of historic surveys used throughout the country, practical information on records research, the meaning of historic words and phrases, and the use of historic maps, photographs, and written documents in establishing a boundary for which the official records are lost or corrupted. All this is supported with extensive case law and citations which assist the reader in building a defense for their findings to present in court"--Publisher description.