This isn't necessarily the way I'd do it, but this might be the fastest for
1) Save the fully plotted file to something that makes sense for your own
family research, eg. John_Doe_1750-1800. You now have the original and a
copy that you are going to modify.
2) In table view sort the deeds by From or To or whatever field you choose
(click the field name at the top of the screen to auto-sort)
3) Next select the very first record. Scroll down to the bottom of the
screen and HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY and select the last record. All
records should now be lit up in blue.
4) Release the control key
5) If you sorted on a field that allows you to easily find the deeds you
want to keep scroll to them and one by one press the CONTROL KEY again and
select them. You must hold the control key down on this step otherwise you
deselect everything else and have to go back to step 3.
6) After you selected the ones you want to keep right click on one of the
blue selected deeds and click on delete deeds.
7) This will delete everything except what you want to keep.
If you find you deleted something you meant to keep just go back to the
original file and right click on the deed you want, select copy. Go back to
the new copy of the file you made John_Doe_1750-1800 and on table view right
click anywhere in there and select paste. You might have to manually move
the deed into position when doing this so make sure you find where it put
the deed on the map as soon as you copy it in.
There are other ways to do the above, but I think this is the most straight
forward if you are just starting out.
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 5:55 PM, John McAnally <jrmcanally(a)msn.com> wrote:
Just joined and have had DeedMapper 4.0 and appropriate maps for a week
or so. Have seen and used the fully plotted Prince Wm Co. VA project done by
Charlotte Cain and I am now trying to use her information and selectively
choose only those deeds that apply to my family. Could someone tell me how
to proceed step by step. I'm very much a newbie to this.
Are there any Jackson or Lynn surname researchers on this list that are
looking into these families in Fauquier, Prince Wm and Stafford Counties?
This line of Jacksons are descendants or related to Robert Jackson b. abt
1615 England d. 1683 Hempstead Long Island, New York.
Jack McAnally (really a
Jackson as proven by Y-DNA)
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