Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.
Original land records in NYLandC began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].
Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs: