I am now going through some of the oldest materials. I looked at this material before but had no idea what I was looking at or what to do with it. Now, whenever I find a deed – usually a copy that someone has made from the register book – I figure out which lot it is and enter as much data as I can into my spreadsheet. I can tell which lot it is by looking for family names and checking the information against the 1930 list.
A copy of a deed; someone has written the deed number in the top right corner:
Once I’ve determined which lot the deed refers to, I file it into a physical folder and number that folder with the lot number. So far, I have about 15 of these “lot folders” in a special archival folder box. Eventually I expect to have about 40.
Materials adding up in Lot Folder 5:
I’m refining my spreadsheet by removing unnecessary columns and reordering columns so that it reads more clearly.