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
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