Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Land records: A lot to take in

I received my DVD of digitised land records yesterday. Between the eight correspondence files I asked for there were over 250 document images. Needless to say, that’s a lot to take in.

I have confirmed that the Bennett records most definitely relate to my family and from skimming the files I have already had some insight into their life.

I wasn’t in the mood tonight for trying to absorb all that material, most of it handwritten. I will come back to that on a less busy day. Instead, I had a long overdue play with Google Earth and marked out the plots owned by my ancestor James Bennett and four of his six children. I must make more use of Google Earth!

Location of Bennett family land near Bung Bong, Victoria

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6 comments:

  1. That DVD should keep you amused for a while - hope it contains lots of surprises

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    1. No big surprises (yet) but some nice details which to my mind are just as good.

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  2. I'm going to have a play with Google Earth too. Looks like fun!

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    1. It is fun! I did a lot more with it than I showed here, but the detail would have been lost on a small picture.

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  3. How exciting! You've inspired me to look into farm land some of my ancestors may have owned in Indigo Creek, Victoria, before moving to Albury. Was it expensive?

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    1. No, it was not too bad. I'll email you with details.

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