People can search for property deeds by contacting the office designated for recording land deeds and records in the municipality of the property. Every state and municipality has an office designated for the recording o... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

A name can be removed from a property deed by creating a new quitclaim deed. A quitclaim deed is commonly used to transfer property ownership from one person to another without the need to sell the property, notes realto... More »

While laws vary by state, in most instances removing a name from a deed to a house requires recording a new deed. According to, a quitclaim deed removes a name from the property when no money changes hands. S... More »

Recording deeds in the office of the clerk or registrar that holds the official documents of the property's municipality allows the chain of title to be public record, Nolo explains. Anyone looking for prior ownership of... More »

The main task of the register of deeds office is to create and maintain public records for land transactions, mortgages, land mapping and real estate sales. Some registers also deal with personal records such as birth, m... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

In order to identify who built a house, determine the era in which the house was built based on its architecture, ask the city inspector's office to find the building permit of the home or find county records of the begi... More »

The history of a property is researched by examining its deeds, building permits, mortgages, leases, utilities records, insurance records and tax records. More information is obtained by tracing its owners through city d... More »