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Drawing (platting) the boundaries of a land parcel can offer additional insights to the land record. The term “platting” generally refers to property that is described in metes and bounds. The term “graphing” is more applicable to rectangular survey (township and range).  
 
Drawing (platting) the boundaries of a land parcel can offer additional insights to the land record. The term “platting” generally refers to property that is described in metes and bounds. The term “graphing” is more applicable to rectangular survey (township and range).  
  
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'''Benefits'''  
  
 
Determine if the same amount of land was sold as was purchased. If not, this is a clue as to other records of acquisition or subdivision.  
 
Determine if the same amount of land was sold as was purchased. If not, this is a clue as to other records of acquisition or subdivision.  
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#Identify common neighbors—which might lead to other records to consider.
 
#Identify common neighbors—which might lead to other records to consider.
  
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<br>'''Commercial platting software'''  
 
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E. Wade Hone, ''Land &amp; Property Research in the United States'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1997), has a section on platting metes and bounds (pages 89-96) and a section on graphing township, range, and section (pages 173-176).
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Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, “Land Records,” in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. ''The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy,'' 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006), includes a sidebar, "Creating a Plat," by Mary McCampbell Bell, CG, p. 438.
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'''Commercial platting software:<br>'''
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[http://www.deedchek.com Deed-Chek] by Emerald Data, Inc.  
 
[http://www.deedchek.com Deed-Chek] by Emerald Data, Inc.  
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[http://www.bwmuncy.com Muncy's Plat Pronto] by B.W. Muncy, Inc.  
 
[http://www.bwmuncy.com Muncy's Plat Pronto] by B.W. Muncy, Inc.  
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'''Platting State Lands on Maps'''
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*Online software to plat State Land descriptions is at [http://www.genealogytools.net/deeds/ www.genealogytools.net/deeds]
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*An explanation, “Land Platting Made Easy” is at [http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/ss/land_platting.htm http://genealogy.about.com/od/land_records/ss/land_platting.htm]
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*Another explanation, “Metes, Bounds &amp; Meanders”, is at [http://genealogy.about.com/cs/land/a/metes_bounds.htm http://genealogy.about.com/cs/land/a/metes_bounds.htm]
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*Definitions of many words used for metes and bounds surveying is at [http://genealogy.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-metesandbounds.htm http://genealogy.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-metesandbounds.htm]
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'''For additional information'''
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E. Wade Hone, ''Land and Property Research in the United States'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1997), has a section on platting metes and bounds (pages 89-96) and a section on graphing township, range, and section (pages 173-176).
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Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, “Land Records,” in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. ''The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy,'' 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006), includes a sidebar, "Creating a Plat," by Mary McCampbell Bell, CG, p. 438.
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Latest revision as of 00:42, 14 September 2011

United States Land and Property

Drawing (platting) the boundaries of a land parcel can offer additional insights to the land record. The term “platting” generally refers to property that is described in metes and bounds. The term “graphing” is more applicable to rectangular survey (township and range).

Benefits

Determine if the same amount of land was sold as was purchased. If not, this is a clue as to other records of acquisition or subdivision.

  1. Distinguish same name individuals in the same county.
  2. Identify common neighbors—which might lead to other records to consider.


Commercial platting software

Deed-Chek by Emerald Data, Inc.

DeedMapper by Direct Line Software

Deed Plotter by Greenbrier Graphics

LANDcalc by COMPUneering, Inc.

Map Draw by Informatik, Inc.

Muncy's Plat Pronto by B.W. Muncy, Inc.

Platting State Lands on Maps

For additional information

E. Wade Hone, Land and Property Research in the United States (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1997), has a section on platting metes and bounds (pages 89-96) and a section on graphing township, range, and section (pages 173-176).

Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, “Land Records,” in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006), includes a sidebar, "Creating a Plat," by Mary McCampbell Bell, CG, p. 438.



 

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