1) On Finding Plat Maps for the James Vaux Land Holdings (5 February 2013):
* Taversoe commented: "One way to download an image when Ancestry's interface doesn't provide for that is to click on Print instead. Ancestry will give you another simplified webpage, with just the image and a title on it. Instead of printing, use your browser to save that webpage to your computer (use the "complete" option). In the folder it saves the page in, there should be a jpg of the image."
My comment: I hadn't thought of that. I tried it, and it saved the "Complete Web Page" as an .htm file on my Windows 7, Chrome browser computer. I can snip the image then, but the resolution is only 72 dpi. It's better than nothing...
* Anonymous offered: "Real estate sites such as zillow and redfin often have info about real estate including when a building was built, which in some cases might help you find an ancestors house (if it still exists). Of course, the date those sites give could be wrong, I suppose.
"As an example, check out: for instance see: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1455-Center-St-East-Aurora-NY-14052/30271774_zpid/"
"But you also have the half indexed records on Ellis Island. The only name that is searchable is the immigrant. You also have the relatives in the homeland and the most important information the name and address of the person that they are going to."