Deed Index, Volume 1, 1807-1840 of Bedford County, Tennessee contains two indices, one direct and the other reverse. The index is 452 pages in length. Using deed indices is essential to identify records of transactions involving land and other property. You can review an extract from this product here. This extract includes all the front material for DEI_1 as well as the full first page of the direct index for the letter A. A tutorial on how to use the information in deed books is located here.
The types of records recorded in early deed books include:
Each page of the index is organized into columns with the following headings (see an example here):
Once a deed of interest is identified in the index, a copy can be ordered (using the deed book and page number from the index) from the Tennessee State Library and Archives or the Bedford County Registrar of Deeds (931-684-5719).
The types of information found in records recorded in deed books include:
All pages can be individually accessed - no need to search through a roll of microfilm to find the page of interest. Pages can be printed directly on almost any printer attached to your local computer - no need to pay the high copying costs at a library or archives and accept the poor quality prints produced by most microfilm printers. For less than the non-refundable $10 fee that is charged by the archives to search for a land record during a given five year period, you can own an index of all the deeds for a thirty-three year period!
The page images contained in this product were prepared from microfilm published by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). This original microfilm is Roll 2 in Record Group 107 at TSLA. The document contained on the microfilm is a transcription of Volume 1 of the Deed Index of Bedford County, Tennessee and covers the dates 1807-1840. This transcription was prepared by the Work's Progress Administration in 1937.
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