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From: Lorraine Newsome <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] House Genealogy
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 07:09:19 -0500
I've already been to the county tax map room and the recorder's
office in one county, now I have to finish up in the originating
county. I've started some digging on ancestry on some of the families
Now, it's just putting it all together in TMG so I can make a good,
sourced, "proper" report of the history of the house. I'm a newer
user of TMG, converted from FTM, and still rather confused in the use
of some aspects of the program. Been bugging my "big sis" for some of
the answers, but for something like this, I'm really pushing the
envelope, as it were, I guess.
I had a ball yesterday, playing with all the record books dating back
to 1838... so much fun, so little time. Vacations go *way* too fast!!!
At 11:12 PM 10/29/2007, Maggie wrote:
>That sounds like a fun project.
>For the recent past, perhaps within the past 100 years,
>is there a collection of City Directories? Here in
>Portland, OR, the Genealogical Forum of Oregon has
>city directories that begin in the early 20th century and
>continue to about the last 25 years. This source
>also has city directories for other (nearby) addresses.
>If so, look up that address in as many local volumes
>as possible to learn the names of the occupants.
>Perhaps some of them owned the property, others
>rented. Then check further in the local county or
>city property records.
>Perhaps you can also use the city/county records to
>identify the original builder.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lorraine Newsome" <>
>Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 4:16 PM
>Subject: [TMG] House Genealogy
> > Hi...
> > I have a question. I have found the most wonderful old house that has
> > been left to ruin. But it's such a neat house that I want to do a
> > "genealogy" on the house. It has a twin that has been given lots of
> > 'tlc' and is in wonderful condition. I want to do a 'genealogy' on
> > that one, too.
> > Now... question time, and I hope someone can point me in the right
> > direction... I would like to do this in TMG and I am just not quite
> > sure how to go about it. I will be doing some research on the folks
> > that lived there, also, not a lot, but census info, perhaps some
> > birth and death dates, just some general info, and if I can find
> > anything special about the house, like "George Washington slept here"
> > stuff that would be there, too.
> > I'm looking for some suggestions, or heck, if someone has done it
> > already, instructions! <grin>
> > Thanks, I know someone has the answer out there....
> > Lorraine