Land records are another way to add dimension to your ancestors. Not everyone owned land, but if they did there may still be a record of it somewhere. There are some indexes online, and you may be able to use that information to get more complete records from the state or province. Estates were traditionally given as spoils of war to soldiers for their loyalty in battle. At the birth of Canada land grants were given to help populate the land. Then, to boost the population even more, a 100 acre lot of land was given to couples that had 12 living legitimate children.
A Cadastre survey of land could include details of ownership, what the land is used for, and boundaries and dimensions of the land, used for tax purposes and in land disputes. When you buy a house in a development you get a cadaster with your paperwork, showing where your lot is, with the dimensions and boundaries. Some of the earlier cadastres have the owner’s names written on them. Cadastres have been used as early as 77 CE and a lot of countries use them. There are quite a few of these cadastres online, and I will link to some of them below.
In US search Internet Archive using keywords : plat book.
Extrait des livres de renvoi officiels des comtés d'Hochelaga etJacques-Cartier 1872
Extrait du livre de renvoi officiel de la cité de Montréal : Extract of the book of reference of the city of Montreal. For different wards 1870’s