grantor-grantee index


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grantor-grantee index

A method of tracing ownership of real property.Before widespread use of computer databases,all deeds in the abstract system of recording were recorded in deed books,but indexed in grantor-grantee indexes and grantee-grantor indexes.These are large books divided into alphabetical sections such as “Aa through Ad,”“Ae through Al,”and so on. Each deed was recorded by the grantor's name and then by the grantee's name in the appropriate section of the index. Depending on the volume of transactions over time,an index book might contain entries for a few or for many years.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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