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New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Abstracts of Deeds Conveyed to Purchasers of Land Sold for Unpaid Taxes

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:
These records contain abstracts of information originally included in deeds conveyed to purchasers of lands sold for unpaid taxes. The State Comptroller's Office was in charge of selling lands for unpaid taxes until 1926, when that function was assumed by the Department of Taxation and Finance. For each entry, information includes date of sale; sale amount; to whom deeded; description of property, including county and town, name of tract, number of acres, and description; and names of comptroller and deputy comptroller.
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Quantity:
4.5 cubic feet (12 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1873-1937
Series Number:
B1614

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Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These records contain abstracts of information originally included in deeds conveyed to purchasers of lands sold for unpaid taxes. The Comptroller's Office was in charge of selling lands for unpaid taxes until 1926, when that function was assumed by the Dept. of Taxation and Finance. Earlier volumes are handwritten; typed copies of abstracts begin in 1926. Some volumes contain tipped-in blank sample forms of the type that would have been used to create the original deed conveyed to the purchaser.

For each entry information includes blank and page numbers; date of sale; sale amount; to whom deeded, including name, municipality, and county of residence; description of property, including county and town, name of tract, number of acres, and description; and names of comptroller and deputy comptroller (later state tax commissioner).

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0956 Register of Tax-Sale Certificates Surrendered for Taxes, provides chronological access to this series.

Other finding aids

Each volume contains an alphabeticl index of names of purchasers.

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