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New York State Department of State Bureau of Miscellaneous Records Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the recorded copies of "deeds and title papers" which were filed primarily in Series A0464, Original Deeds and Title Papers. The documents are described more fully in that series, but in general they are deeds or leases to the United States and to New York State, releases of rights to lands under water, cessions of jurisdiction to the United States, and leases from the state.
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Quantity:
14.95 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1847-2017
Series Number:
12945

Arrangement

12945-94, 12945-08, 12945-12: Numerical by volume number.

12945-96, 12945-99: Numerical by book and therein by page number (Book 36, pp. 1-95; Book 37, pp. 1-67).

12945-18: Unarranged.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the recorded copies of "deeds and title papers" which were filed primarily in Series A0464, Original Deeds and Title Papers. The documents are described more fully in that series, but in general they are deeds or leases to the United States and to New York State, releases of rights in land under water, cessions of jurisdiction to the U.S., leases from the State, etc. The conveyances recorded in this series lack the maps and other documents filed along with the originals. The conveyances are generally in order by recording date, though some were recorded years after they were filed. Except for book 2 all books contain name and place indexes.

The "Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers" in book A are not recorded copies but rather the original documents filed in the Secretary of State's office. These include partition or quit-claim deeds to the state for several different lots in Totten and Crossfield's Purchase, with accompanying field notes, title abstracts, copies of probate proceedings, and correspondence. There are also a few releases to the state of property conveyed by Comptroller's tax deeds, and a few leases by the State. Book 1 also contains copies of title documents for New York State monuments at the Gettysburg and Chattanooga battlefields, the originals of which are filed in A0468; and the recorded copies of the contract of sale and the deed to the state from William Seward Webb and the Ne-ha-sa-ne Park Association, 1895, filed in A0820. Books 1 and 2 contain recorded copies of conveyances filed in book A of this series.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4688 Grantor index to deeds and other miscellaneous documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State

Series A4689 Grantee index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services

Series A4690 Location index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services

Series A4691 Location index to releases to the state

Series A4695 Bureau of Land Management Index to maps and

Series A4696 Grantee and location indexes to land under water grants leases, easements, licenses, and permits all partially index this series.

Other finding aids

12945-92, 12945-96: An alphabetical index gives name of grantor or grantee and page number.

12945-92, 12945-96: Folder list.

12945-94: Item list.

12945-08: Volume list.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: 12945-08
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 40
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 41
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 42
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 43
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 44
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 45
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 46
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 47
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers 1 48

Accretion: 12945-15
Miscellaneous Deeds and Title Papers, Volumes 53-56 1