Does the recital give you a grantor and grantee but leaves out the deed book and page reference?
Your first attempt to get back on track is to look in the Grantee and/or the Grantor index to find either of the parties involved in the recital. If the recital uses the phrase “intended to be recorded” look for the deed to be recorded after the deed you found the recital in. Even with “good intentions” the deed may not be recorded. If you locate a reference and the property description within the corresponding deed matches, use the deed reference in the recital to continue your chain of title. If you cannot locate the transaction in the index you most likely have an unrecorded deed. In that case you will have to search for the seller named in the recital in the Grantee index.

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1. Does the recital give you a grantor and grantee but leaves out the deed book and page reference?
2. Does the recital give a list of multiple transactions without specific references to some or all of those transactions?
3. Does the deed not have a recital at all?
4. Does the recital refer to a patent?
5. Does the recital refer to a will or an estate sale?
6. Does the recital refer to a Sheriff’s sale?
7. Do you have multiple tracts, each with its own recital?