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New York Land and Property

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A patent is a right to a parcel of land granted by the governor. A map and information about the larger patents can be found in:
*Ruth L. Higgins, editor, ''Expansion in New York with Especial Reference to the Eighteenth Century''.<ref>Ruth L. Higgins, editor, ''Expansion in New York with Especial Reference to the Eighteenth Century''. 1931; reprint edition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Porcupine Press, 1976.</ref>  For more information about patent maps, see [[New York Maps|New York Maps]]. {{FHL|180475|item|disp=FHL book 974.7 H2h 1976, film 1036688 item 2}}.
All colonial patents and land grant applications and many deeds are in the State Archives. Patents and deeds from 1664 on are also on microfilm at the Family History Library. Some of the major collections of early land records are described in the following sections.
New York. Secretary of State. ''Patents of the State of New York 1664–1912'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973; on 60 Family History Library films). {{FHL|629503|item|disp=FHL 60 films}}. May give name, location (residence), and volume number. Indexes include:
*Colonial Patents Grantee Card Index, 1649-1912, FHL film 947096
*Grantee Card Index for v. 18–53, ca. 1775–1912 FHL films 945386-97
*Index to Patents, ca. 1664–1864, FHL film 947116 Item 2
*Military Card Index for Patents, 1764–1797, FHL films 945291-95
Bowman, Fred Q. ''Landholders of Northeastern New York, 1739–1802'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983). Indexes patents, 1739–1775, and deeds and mortgages, 1764–1802, for the present-day counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren, and Washington. Family History Library {{FHL|343454|item|disp=FHL book 974.7 R24b; film 1321009 item 8, {{FHL|343454|item}}. [ Other libraries with this book].<br> <div style="float: left; width: 147%">
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