Land Record Indexes

Grantee Deed Indexes, 1789-1879

Please note that these indexes are the Grantee (who bought the land) indexes. Currently, indexes for the years following 1879 and the indexes arranged by Grantor (seller) for the years 1789-1879 are available on microfilm for in-house research only. As this is a work in progress, we will have transcriptions of these indexes available in the future. 

To search the indexes, use the links below.
To find all names including those who are Grantors (sellers) use the Control+F shortcut function on your keyboard. 
For slower internet connections, you may search by letter for the 1789-1845 index. 

State of Connecticut Land Transactions, Bound Volume

Early in the history of Ontario County, the School Fund of the State of Connecticut invested in land in Ontario County. One record book exists at RAIMS that includes records of sales of land for the benefit of the School 27 Fund. There is no other designation or title on the book. Records date between 1812-1822, predating the state requirement to file deeds with the County Clerk's office. With that in mind, aside from early tax assessment rolls, many of these transactions may be the only record on file for an individual owning property in the county, before moving on from the area.