Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

jeremybates
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Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

Postby jeremybates » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:45 am

Dear friends,
The Sitch: Via the state archives I've found the Land Deed Records for some of my ancestors - O'bannion, Viriginia, 1706-1760-ish.

The problem: The County my ancestors bought land in has been changed in name and scope (the boundaires have changed, as well as the state since WV was part of VA up to the Civil War/War of Northern Aggression).

The ask: Staff at the state archives told me mapping software exists that will plot the location and dimensions of the property as it is written on the land deed (System Number
000858886 and 000858884 at VA State Archives); can y'all help me find that mapping software? (It woudl need to be able to plot the property based on degrees, N, S,E,W as of the deed's date 1748-ish.

Thanks!

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Re: Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:50 pm

Can you post the information? I'd think it could be plotted on Google Earth, but it might take some math and translation of coordinates.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

Postby jeremybates » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:33 pm

Thanks for your help, Russellhltn. Here's what the Archives has:


http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/ ... format=999

Full View of Record: Land Office Grants

Choose format: Standard format
Catalog card
Name tags
MARC tags



Record 2 out of 2 Previous Record No Next Record


URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/G ... lection=NN Grant
Author LinkObannian, Bryan. grantee.
Title LinkLand grant 26 June 1728.
Summary Location: Stafford County.
Description: 635 acres on the north side of Pignut Ridge adjoining land of Capt. William Russell.
Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 129, folio (Reel 290).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Subject - Personal LinkObannian, Bryan. grantee.
LinkRussell, William, Capt.
Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Stafford County.
Subject -Geographic LinkStafford County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Stafford County.
Added Entry LinkNorthern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.


System Number 000858886

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http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/ ... format=999

Full View of Record: Land Office Grants

Choose format: Standard format
Catalog card
Name tags
MARC tags



Record 2 out of 2 Previous Record No Next Record


URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/G ... lection=NN Grant

http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/G ... lection=NN Grant
Author LinkObanion, Brian. grantee.
Title LinkLand grant 19 June 1741.
Summary Location: Prince William County.
Description: 197 acres adjoining his own land near the Pignut Ridge, and William Russell.
Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 284 (Reel 291).
Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 261 (Reel 291).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Subject - Personal LinkObanion, Brian. grantee.
LinkRussell, William.
Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Prince William County.
Subject -Geographic LinkPrince William County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Prince William County.
LinkSurveys (land) -- Virginia -- Prince William County.
Added Entry LinkNorthern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.


System Number 000858884

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Re: Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

Postby jeremybates » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:34 pm

If the above doesn't work, this link does:

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/ ... ase=CLAS30

"Search for Obannion leads to these results:"

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/ ... =N&x=0&y=0

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Re: Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

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Re: Mapping software for Ancestors' Land Deed Records

Postby jeremybates » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:31 am

I was sent this by an expert in family history mapping:

Yes, there is a deed mapping software called, of all things, "Deed Mapper." It's pretty cool; you enter the coordinates from the deed, and it generates a plat of the property, which you can then overlay onto a current map of the area. The trick is determining exactly where the land was, so it's often necessary to map out some of the adjacent properties and put them together like a puzzle until you find one that can be aligned with a current geographic feature like a river or creek. So it's a little complicated, but it's kind of fun. And it's also very helpful to map out your ancestors' neighborhood, because often those neighbors turn out to be relatives. Some places have already been mapped out by other researchers who have shared their deed-neighborhoods on the Deed Mapper website. Many Virginia locations have already been mapped.

Here's a link to the site: Direct Line Software - DeedMapper 4.2

http://www.directlinesoftware.com/deedmapper_42

ine Software - DeedMapper 4.2
71 Neshobe Rd. Newton, MA 02468 ph: 617 527-9566 deeds @directli nesoftwar e .com
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