Tracing A Land Title
The Property Valuation Administrator at the Carroll County
courthouse keeps track of the current owners of properties in the county.
He has maps with sections marked out on them, and each section is marked
with a number that refers to records in filing cabinets there -- those
give the names and mailing addresses of the current owner. Usually it
will also have a reference to the most-recent deed, so that's where you
would start tracing the title back.