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Our records begin in 1688. However most of our records prior to 1900 are stored on microfilm and are available through the Chester County Archives Office. Most of these records are hand-written and some are difficult to read. Records are available in their original form. There are also other resources to supplement genealogical and other historic research.
No. The Recorder of Deeds cannot alter any documents once they have gone on record. If you want to remove the deceased person’s name from the deed, you will need to have a new Deed prepared and recorded in this office. It is generally best to have someone with some degree of expertise in this field, such as an attorney, draft the deed.
Yes. With the exception of military discharges, all documents recorded in this office are public information. This means anyone can look at any deed, mortgage, and any other documents filed in this office.