Billie, do you know the name of this gentleman?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Billie R. McNamara" <billie(a)tnhillbillie.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2001 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] New colonial Virginia patents
We had a man at our local Family History Center who had mapped better
50% of the state -- by hand -- from the land patents before he
died a couple of years ago. He was just starting to look at
when he passed away. We all felt it was a terrible shame that his work
wasn't able to be finished, but we're not in charge of making those
decisions, you know...
I think his files are at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond now.
At 09:01 PM 9/6/01 -0400, you wrote:
>We've updated the Deed Data Pool at http://www.ultranet.com/~deeds
>is a new Isle of Wight Co. file and the files for Sussex,
>Powhatan Cos. have been merged into single files for those
>Careful attention has been paid to getting the parcel placements to be as
>accurate as possible. In addition, new indexes have been built for these
>and other counties, sorted in order of the patentee. The files that have
>been modified now contain release dates next to their descriptions.
>With these latest improvements, a number of counties are now more or less
>completely mapped: Powhatan, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, and
>Greensville, with other counties being well on their way. Overall,
>10% of Virginia's patents have now been mapped out!
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