Several years ago I read some deed indices in Wexford County, Michigan, looking for transactions for our ancestors. Papa had to travel to Cadillac, the county seat and our former home, for work, so I just hitched a ride and had him drop me at the courthouse. I did not go just once, I went many times. Land records can help place people in certain locations, or assist in estimating when they arrived.
I went through the indexes, and recorded pertinent data. I had forgotten about the spreadsheet I created of my results.
First, the disclaimer:
They are selected records only, not complete indices. There may be transcription errors. I searched the indices for family names, but many not have recorded every deed for every family. I recorded both the grantor and grantee for each deed, and created a spreadsheet of the results. I may or may not have further information on these transactions, but it won’t cost you anything to ask, and I will share anything I have.
The data is here.
Tomorrow: The next step with the index entries.