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From: "Marie Robinson" <>
Subject: RE: [DMU] new subscriber
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 19:36:38 -0500
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 Rothwell,
>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