A deed of lands situated in this state, executed in another state and acknowledged there before a notary public who attaches his official seal, is presumed to have been executed in accordance with the laws of that state and, though not witnessed, is entitled to be received in evidence in this state without other proof that the grantors therein actually executed and delivered the deed. Jorgensen v. Crandell, 134 Neb. 33, 277 N.W. 785 (1938).
Acknowledgment of corporation deed by president, although purporting to be his individual act, was sufficient. Powers v. Spiedel, 84 Neb. 630, 121 N.W. 968 (1909).
Certificate of acknowledgment is not conclusive but may be rebutted by any party affected thereby. Rouse v. Witte, 81 Neb. 368, 116 N.W. 43 (1908).
A certificate of acknowledgment can be impeached only by clear, convincing and satisfactory proof that the certificate is false and fraudulent. Sheridan County v. McKinney, 79 Neb. 220, 112 N.W. 329 (1907); McGuire v. Wilson, 5 Neb. Unof. 540, 99 N.W. 244 (1904).
Mortgage duly acknowledged is admissible in evidence without further proof. McKenzie v. Beaumont, 70 Neb. 179, 97 N.W. 225 (1903).
Execution and delivery must be proved to admit in evidence unacknowledged deed. Linton v. Cooper, 53 Neb. 400, 73 N.W. 731 (1898).
Certificate must substantially comply with statute. Maxwell v. Higgins, 38 Neb. 671, 57 N.W. 388 (1894).
Certificate of authority must be in due form. Irwin v. Welch, 10 Neb. 479, 6 N.W. 753 (1880).
Acknowledged deed is admissible without evidence of authenticity of signatures. Brown v. Collins, 2 Neb. Unof. 149, 96 N.W. 173 (1901).
Recorded deed may be read in evidence without further proof. Pierce v. Fontenelle, 156 Neb. 235, 55 N.W.2d 658 (1952).
Where deed was entitled to be recorded, and it, or the record thereof, was receivable in evidence without further proof, and was only instrument that had been of record for many years covering land, such deed was defect in title, although not connected with chain of title from patentee. Robinson v. Bressler, 122 Neb. 461, 240 N.W. 564 (1932).
Whenever deed is lost, a certified transcript of the record of a deed duly recorded may be read in evidence with like force and effect of original deed. Thams v. Sharp, 49 Neb. 237, 68 N.W. 474 (1896).
It is discretionary with trial court to admit record instead of original. Rupert v. Penner, 35 Neb. 587, 53 N.W. 598 (1892); Buck v. Gage, 27 Neb. 306, 43 N.W. 110 (1889); Delaney v. Errickson, 10 Neb. 492, 6 N.W. 600 (1880).
Record of deed may be shown without inquiry as to the original whenever evidence indicates that the original is not in the possession of or under the control of the party offering such proof. Staunchfield v. Jeutter, 4 Neb. Unof. 847, 96 N.W. 642 (1903).
Deed alone does not prove title in grantor. Lesieur v. Custer County, 61 Neb. 612, 85 N.W. 892 (1901).