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From: Lorraine Newsome <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] House Genealogy
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 07:47:39 -0500
That's exactly what I'm wanting to do. My first thought was to make
the House the "Child" and the owners the "ancestors", most current
owners being the parents, the folks before them, the grandparents and
so forth. I haven't gotten to the original owners of the land yet, as
that will require a visit to another county, the parent county of the
one the house is located in.
After looking at Caroline's report, I know that I need to go back to
this county's offices and do a bit more research on deeds and then wills. City
Directories for this area probably won't be of much good, as this is
still a rural area. The acreage originally was almost 100 acres as
far back as 1838. Prior to that, I'm not sure.
The only thing that really stinks is that I have to go back to work
on Monday. And of course, I work when the county offices are open,
and about an hour away... lol
Guess I'll be playing with this on my laptop during breaks!!
At 10:31 PM 10/30/2007, you wrote:
>While most responses have been about where to get information, it appears to
>me that TMG might be able to handle this task better than some. I have been
>contemplating a similar study. My thought process was to have every address
>be a "person". Each person had "children" that were the occupants of the
>house. It would also be possible if you were starting at the most recent
>past that you would have the house be the child and then starting with the
>present occupants work back in time and have the house have "parents".
>I have a street in Germany in the 1800's where the pastor recorded the house
>numbers for many years. We thought it might be interesting to see the
>patterns of movement in and out of the houses during his tenure as pastor.
>Just what we were looking at. I am not sure this would work but would be
>interested in how other might use TMG to fashion such an historical record.