In a message dated 10/31/2000 6:23:18 AM Central Standard Time,
Learning the way in which the software deals with
deed terms is straightforward,
This is the part that concerns me.
I've transcribed a great many deeds and understand the terminology fairly
well. I grew up walking the same general area I would be plotting and
developed a pretty good sense of direction.
Most computer programs assume a level of competency that I don't have and
that I have no way of acquiring. I don't want to buy another program that
sets on my shelf unused.
But because my several ancestral lines settled in the area between 1782 and
1808 and have remained there, the picture created by this program would be
very very interesting. Its not an exaggeration when I say that any family
that lived in the southwestern corner of Sumner Co., TN, long enough to be on
at least one census married into at least one of my lines. I know in my head
where they lived in relation to one another, but I want to *see* it.
I don't have the courage to buy it yet, but I'm working on it.