PROOF OF TITLE FROM REC ORDS. Title to land may be proven from the records in two ways : 1. The records themselves may be brought into court and introduced in evidence, which is the usual way where the records are of easy access. 2. By a certified copy of the records, which may be introduced with the same effect as the orig inals. But if any of the records are of instruments which are not so executed as to be entitled to record, they cannot be admitted and have no effect, so that the chain of title would fail, as where the instrument has no seal, and one is required by the statutes.