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1 RE snap to
When moving a group of deeds together as a whole, the first deed you
select in the group becomes the snap to point.
2 Re Declination
I have two groups of joined deeds one group of 23 and one group of 31.
Can I adjust the Declination for each group without going to each deed.
I tried inserting a deed with the (include decl xx end) adjustment
between the defining item numbers but it does not seem to work that way.
Any shortcuts or suggestions ?
3 Is it possible for the deed mapper map and the deeds to be at two
different scales ? Iam using a deed mapper map from deed mapper.
Thanks for all your help
I am not sure what you are even talking about , My Granddaughter was here
for awhile and downloaded a few things and why this ?????????/
I'm very sorry for any Incontinence this may have caused
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill" <bill-good1(a)attbi.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2002 7:08 PM
Subject: [DMU] Snap to
> I have a large deed and am finding it hard to locate it properly on the
> map because I have to enlarge it to locate it. When I grab and drag the
> plat at a large enough size so I can see where to locate it the plat is
> bigger than the pc screen and then I can not locate it.
> My question -
> Is there a trick to changing the snap to location it seems it snaps
> always to the beginning point of the plat.
> Ex: It(cursor) snaps to the lower right corner of the plat, can I make
> it snap to the top left corner instead ?
> Thanks for any Ideas
> To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,
There may be better ways but in a similar situation I divided the plat
in four sections and treated each section as a separate plat locating
each plat on the map.
Subject: [DMU] Snap to
I have a large deed and am finding it hard to locate it properly on the
map because I have to enlarge it to locate it.
Thanks for any Ideas
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One idea is to figure out on of the courses that appear on the top edge of
the parcel. Then go to text view, and go to that boundary line. cut it and
all the metes and bounds below it, hit delete to eliminate the blank line,
then go to the beginning of the metes and bounds, hit enter to create a blank
line, then paste the metes and bound you have in the clipboard back into the
text view. this will have the begiining point at the top of the plat, but be
aware, the plat will have moved from where it was. It will still be nearby,
so don't panic.
I have platted 54 adjoining surveys for about 30 miles in length and
when I adjust the declination
using the following .
To rotate all parcels
Go to the Text View (F6 shortcut key)
Navigate to the first item (CTRL+PgUp shortcut key)
Open the Edit menu and select the Insert Deed command
Open the Edit menu and select Select All
Press the Del key to delete all deed text
Enter the following deed text into the empty Text View
they all kind of explode apart from each other. Am I doing something
wrong ? or do I have to
go back and adjust each one repeatedly by trial and error which would
probably require me
to go to and correct each of the 54 plats at least 5 times.
Thanks for any help
My project is to start from the current property tax maps at the
courthouse (which began in 1955 with aerial photography, so if I can, I get
as close to 1955 as possible from the hand-written cards, so as to avoid
ploughing through deed books from our manic buying-and-selling present
times) and follow the trail backwards.
My reason for getting computer software was that manual plotting was
slow, and if I made mistakes, only scissors and tape would help.
Research showed that "professional-strength" packages were much more
expensive, and focussed more on fire hydrants and cul-de-sacs than the "to
the nearest 16.5 feet" that we historians need. (But WOW what this "cheap"
product does for us: mixed measurement units, easy mouse placement,
My ultimate goal is to find the cemeteries on the family farms in my area;
many are recorded, but without a guide to "who lived where, when" it is hard
to know if a cemetery is just waiting to be rediscovered. The results of my
project will show "blanks" where a family cemetery may be. As a side
benefit, I have realized that RENTERS in the census listings will be
placeable when the OWNER-neighbors are drawn on the physical globe.Also, my
county's court records are very complete, and many times in depositions,
farmers are asked how long they have lived in a disputed area, and they give
their arrival time, often to the nearest month! As I contemplated the range
of records, I realized that almost all types are compatible geographically.
Unfortunately, (so don't try this at home) this results in many
overlapping plots through the decades, thereby coming up quickly on the
recommended table-view capacity. My only plan thus far, is to do complete
research on a small (a few thousand acres only) area per project file. This
will take many years (and much typing), but I will be guaranteed to know
exactly where the early settlers' lines are in relation to current farm
Kudos to our fearless leader in Whitley Co, Ky for including different
colors in the software capacity. That will (along with perhaps different
line weights) allow me to indicate which boundaries where created when. For
now, I use the comment feature to indicate several land transactions that
use the same exact words, so as not to use up capacity too soon.
[for example, deed 045:234 from 1879 will have a comment
to show the duplication, as well as giving more data to search on using
Also, since one of my dreams is to extract "road history" from this project,
I have gladly used the meander feature to highlight roads and lanes.
[By the way, will someone post how to leave a reply that will be
"threaded" in the archive? I couldn't find the method in rootsweb's advice,
so this is posted as a main entry to everyone.]
[In fact, was I even correct in using my Hotmail account to post? I
learned (yikes! by having to delete the formatting codes) that one needs to
turn rich text off to compose. I hadn't even known that the text WAS rich
until rootsweb bounced this over-long posting.]
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John E Danielson wrote:
>[By the way, will someone post how to leave a reply that will be
>"threaded" in the archive? I couldn't find the method in rootsweb's
>advice, so this is posted as a main entry to everyone.]
> [In fact, was I even correct in using my Hotmail account to post? I
> learned (yikes! by having to delete the formatting codes) that one needs
> to turn rich text off to compose. I hadn't even known that the text WAS
> rich until rootsweb bounced this over-long posting.]
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John, it's really interesting to hear the projects you're managing using
Deed-Mapper. I'm especially impressed with the family cemetery mapping
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Thanks for sharing your projects. You've given me an idea or two.
>[By the way, will someone post how to leave a reply that will be
>"threaded" in the archive? I couldn't find the method in
>so this is posted as a main entry to everyone.]
I just received my copy of DeedMapper and am working my way through the
tutorial. It may become clear once I start plotting deeds, but right now, a
question keeps nagging me. I thought I would get a response to it in
preparation for when I will need it.
Lets say I have a parcel plotted, and I have a DeedMapper streams map or
USGS map to overlay my parcel on. How do I know where that parcel goes on
the map? If all I know when I plot the deed are directions like beginning
at a large oak tree, thence N34W 120 poles .., how do I know where that
large oak tree is (was) on the map in order to properly place the parcel?
Thanks ahead for your help.
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I drag the plats together until they overlap lines, at which point the lines
turn white if they are perfect matches. If some of the lines a "way off", as
in more than a few degrees, I usually changes the lines so they match using
the plat that most closely matches the size called for, and that actualy
closes, ro come closest to closing. I note the changes immediatley after
where they were changed.
Ken in VA
>I drag the plats together until they overlap lines, at which point
>the lines turn white if they are perfect matches.
Hey, I didn't know the lines turn white if they are perfect matches! I've
never seen that. Did you change a setting to cause this to happen?
Welcome! I'm working on a small handful of townships in Northampton Co.,
Pa. I'm up to 422 plats.
Marie Robinson in Minnesota.
>I just joined the list, and wanted to introduce myself. I am Ken Rothwell,
>and live in Charlottesville, VA. I am in the process of platting ALL the
>orginal patents and grants for the county of Albemarle, Virginia. At this
>point, I am only doing the patents that are in the present day
>of this point in time, I have platted about 3/4 of the county, and slowly
>filling in the blank areas.
>As for the setup, I use a light gray fill for the grants and
>patents, a dark
>gray for surveyors plats (we have a 3-volume set from 1748 to
>1850). and the
>default blue-green color for land deeds. I try to include the LOTW info (
>Land Office Treasury Warrants), with issue date and survey date.
>Re: is used
>for amount of acres, and ADJ: I use for the watercourse or land feature
>mentioned in the patent. In order to use the sort feature to find
>area, I try to use the same description of the area each time ( i.e. on
>south side Moormans river). REF: is used for the patent, grant,
>or deed book
>reference. I have found the Deed Pool plats to be helpful. All I
>do, once I
>have downloaded the file from the pool, is open it, find a plat I
>want, go to
>Text view, and hilight all of the text there. I then use Copy, shrink the
>file, bring up my own file, go to text view, and Paste the copied
>data at the
>top of the page. I then delete any blank template info. It is then
>to use the info as if it was typed in as normal.
>As fr changing metes and bounds within a plat, I simply put "was N32E " or
>whatever I changed, just after the semicolon following the distance in the
>description. I have been using the program for several years now,
>and am up
>to close to 900 plats.
>If anyone has any question, or suggestions, please let me know
>Ken in VA
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