Monday, October 10, 2011

Locating CPRR land records

From: "Sue Silver"

Would you know where the old CPRR land records are held? I am researching a property in which a 1904 deed states the seller paid CPRR for the land. She apparently failed to file the deed in the County Recorder's office as it is not there. ...

The property in question is located within the S1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 1, in T9N R8E. CPRR acquired the federal patent on the land on December 6, 1898 (Doc. No. 94, BLM Serial No. CACAA 048728). This is located in the area of Clarksville, El Dorado County, California.

... it would seem that some institution must have received these records unless when ... Southern Pacific took it over, they would have the land records. These would certainly fall under their real estate division if they retained the old CPRR records.

Thanks for any ... insight you might be able to provide.


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