In America, property ownership is almost taken for granted. But remember, there are countries where owning property is not the norm. The office was often created even before a state became an official part of the United States. The records retained in the Douglas County Register of Deeds office go back to the early 1800's. In eastern states, the records start in the 1700's and before. These records never go away. Research takes you back to the very first transaction between the Native Americans and the U.S. government and everything in between then and now!
Have we been around long?
- Can I record documents with the Douglas County Register of Deeds if the property referred to is not located in the county?
- Do you do genealogy research?
- Will the Register of Deeds do a title search and tell me if I have clear title to my property?
- Can I make my own deed?
- Does Douglas County accept documents for E-Record?