Our early searchers on a Ma town map for 1704 and 1750 have heard
DeedMapper...are you using it anyone?
I see it can be bought for abt 99$$....
Is it difficult to use.
Our group has been doing the deeds with a protractor.and pencil;.success
Yes, many people are using it. I use it often myself and would use it more
often if I had the time (just as I would do more research -- if I had the
time). <g> The program is very easy to use although I will say that, like
all programs, there are some things that you will not learn right
away. Most of these are those little "shortcut" ways of doing things that
come with using the program. When I first installed DM, I had my first
plot printed in a very short time. Granted, that plot was of a relatively
simple deed. But even the more complex deeds that I entered soon after
were easy to enter and print.
One big advantage of DM is that when a deed has incorrect (typo or copy
errors) or unreadable sections, then you can often get very close
approximations anyway. Then as further research provides more information,
you can easily go back and fill in or correct the earlier plotting. Disk
storage of plots is also good in that when you first print a deed plot and
then want another later, it is easy to obtain.
Hope this helps -
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