Index (persons) to warrants 6 PDF files (538 MB total) Also on microfilm at Archives at SE36
Originals at Archives (in order of usefulness): S1285: Warrants (paper, 1699-1793 scanned, available @ Archives) S23: Patent records (original books) SE23: Patent records (microfilm, most scanned; only Book 17 online) SM230: Warrant record, 1681-1685, WC#4 (scanned microfilm)
Alphabetical list of Patented Certificates (surveys) 5561 entries - Original surveys for patents since about 1724 Alphabetical list (with a few anomalies)
Unfortunately, the Archives has made these into difficult to use indexes.
The link in the 1st column returns a list of groups of hundreds of entries by number (e.g., 200-299) with no names, so you have to hunt for the one you want, knowing that they are in alphabetical order. And when you get to a page that is supposed to display a range of a hundred entries, the messed-up sorting ends up with a jumble, for example selecting 1-99 gives a list starting with 11-49, then 6, 7, and 8, continuing with 83-89, then 9, 1 (listed twice), then others. To make matters worse, it does not process the "Back" button on your browser correctly, sending you to a nearly blank page with a form for applying "filter", with no hint on how to use the form.
Clicking on the link in the 2nd column returns a completely confusing list.
You can instead use Advanced Search in Plats.net to determine the Patented or Unpatented Certificate number and link to data. Enter the name or part of the name.
Or use the following two indexes I have created (single full list in proper order): Patented | Unpatented
Alphabetical by owner name 433 PDF files (about 1 MB each) (a-ab, ac-adams, adams-addams, etc.) Alphabetical by person's name, whole state - easy to use - suggest that you download them all first and save them.
Provides liber/folio for Certificate and Patent, year, area, county
Do not attempt to use this link (at the left)! Each time this link is clicked, it leads to a different display, apparently dependent on what you did before. Sometimes, it leads to a form, with no instructions on how to use it. Othertimes, it returns a list of "books" in no particular order.
When it does manage to display, the list of books is sort of chronological order (by Liber) (But not in any rational order) and then by folio within each liber for Baltimore County - it is hard to use since it is broken up into small pieces (one per liber) and each is not in any recognizable sequence - and does not provide online data anyway. Besides, it has serious mistakes, e.g., clicking on what should be Liber "6 (1663)" returns a long list of 284 entries that includes Libers 6, BC&GS#6, EE#6, EI#6, GGB#6, PL#6, and Y&S#6. To make matters worse, the "back" function on your browser then leads to an empty page, not the one you came from!
Index 65, links to AoM Vol 81, which then provides 1 file per county
Provides owner's name, tract name, size, hundred, page number in record. Go to Archives to view originals in S1161-18 through -29 (microfilm SCM871, which has been scanned) Hopefully, these will be put online soon! Downloaded and reformatted copy:
About 43,000 plats Look-up road plat from numbers occasionally found in deeds to find what was there before the road work.
These three series contain overlapping time periods and serious of plats. It appears that they were randomly included in one or the other of the three series. The Archives access mechanism also has a very aggravating error.