Why deeds are valuable research documents...from the Carter County, Kentucky, GenWeb site (an excerpt below):
- Deed books contain Affidavits of Descent.
- Deeds often indicate who lived near a grantee.
- Signatures on deeds can sometimes be used to distinguish between individuals with similar names.
The site also has a helpful tutorial--Deeds 101--that is quite interesting.
There are deed images at this site, too.
More Carter County land information, including mineral assets: