Looking for an easy way to find land records for your ancestors? Try Maryland Land Record site .This site is a digital online image retrieval system for land records in Maryland. The Maryland Judiciary, the 24 elected Court Clerks and the Maryland State Archives have joined in partnership to provide up to date access to all verified land record instruments. The site is free, but requires you to register. The site is nicely organized and broken down by each county in Marylan. Let’s take Frederick County, MD as an example (see a screen shot below). You can see that the site offers several different ways to search for the land records. You can choose the option that best fits your needs. The site also encompasses a user guide and an “FAQ” section. (Frederick County, MD Screen Shot Below)
Frederick County, MD has land indices available from 1748 to present. Below is a sample of the a search results from the land record indices from 1851. Once you have identified the land record you desire you then enter Clerks initials, Libor and Folio in into the “Jump to Land Records” search box. For example, if you are trying to view the first record on the index you would type “ES1″ into the Libor box and 16 for the Folio number.
The deed that you requested will then appear on the screen. This is an invaluable tool for genealogical research. Kudo’s to the state of Maryland. The address of the site is www.mdlandrec.net.