Land Records: Pennsylvania Bucks and Lancaster Co., 1682-1825

This database contains information on approximately 12,690 individuals mentioned in land record abstracts for Bucks and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. While the land records are from Pennsylvania, often the individuals listed resided in neighboring Mid-Atlantic States. For the family historian, land records provide two important types of information. First, land records help determine relationships between people. Second, they place an individual in a specific time and place. This allows you to group people not only into families but, often, neighborhoods as well. Knowing where a person lived at a particular time is important because it helps you direct future family history research and provides clues as to where you may wish to search for additional family history records.

Listings Include:

  • Name of every person listed in the record
  • Date on which the land transaction took place
  • Descriptive information about the property involved
  • Role of each person in the land transaction (for example, the grantor, grantee, neighbors, and witnesses)
  • Volume and page number of microfilm copies of the original manuscripts on which you’ll be able to confirm this information