Remember no expert is perfect. And no one knows everything. A well-known lecturer indicated in a handout that all land records contain metes and bounds description that mention lines and many times mention neighbors. Federal land states infrequently mention metes and bounds and when they do, names of neighbors aren't always mentioned. Metes and bounds are used in state land states. Turns out the "expert" had only done East Coast research and assumed all land records were the same.