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From: Larry Thompson <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Catharine Hoffman plan
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:31:22 -0500
You would need to go to the Recorder of Deeds office to search through
the records. Land records can contain a gold mine of information, or
possibly nothing. For example, there might be something in the record
telling you how she came by the land and when. It can also take you back
to a will. One example I ran across was a family Story that my
ggrandfather once owned the land where the Montour Contry Club is now
located. I followed the deeds back and sure enough he did. But that led
me to some estate records that documented two generations of my ancestors.
> I found a Catharine HOFFMAN Plan on a Pittsburgh map. It appears to be a
> section of the city marked out with both lots and lots with houses
> located on St. Joseph Street. How would I obtain a copy of this land
> record? What information might be found on such a (presumably) plat?
> Also, there are (apparently) vacant lots containing names of HOFFMAN
> folks. Would I find record of these plats among Allegheny land records,
> even though no house is seen on this map?
> Visit our Allegheny County, PA Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~paallegh/
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