1) On Answering Sue's Extracting Challenge - A Simple Massachusetts Deed (22 October 2013):
a) Geolover commented: "One element of recorded deeds is that they may reflect a transaction that actually took place before the conveyance was written. The date of the instrument may just be the time by which full payment was received. Sometimes when the property was substantial the grantor may have transaction details spelled out as to dates that partial payments were made (this can occur also in heirs' deeds for a decedent's property).
"One element I missed seeing was that Luke Bigelow caused the deed to be written -- or do you think he wrote the original himself?
"Another element I missed seeing was whether there was a marginal note stating when the original document was given to the grantee by the recording Register of Deeds. Sometimes that is the date by which actual payment was completed. At times the original agreement was put in the hands of the Clerk/Recorder until the grantee showed up with proof that the terms of the sale were met (such as a receipt from the grantee for the consideration money), and paid the official to have the document recorded.
"The old 'indenture' technique had the same purpose. When the grantee showed up with a missing part of a document, presumably provided by the grantor upon receipt of final payment, the official could go ahead and record the transaction and deliver the other part of the document to the grantee."
2) On Extracting Information From a 1930 U.S. Census Record (22 October 2013):
a) oldbonessearch.com said: "I completely agree with you on the 1930 census. This is the census I use to teach my classes about the incredible amount of data from a couple of little lines. I use my own grandfather's enumeration. It also answered a number of questions for me. Although he was born in Canada, he moved to the US in 1917 and married my grandmother (a descendant of William Bassett of Plymouth Colony) and by 1930 had 2 children, my mother and uncle. But curiously, my Canadian great grandmother was also enumerated. Even though she lived in Canada, apparently she was visiting at the time of the enumeration. At the time I had found this...just after the release of the 1930 records...I had been having difficulty finding any records of her or her husband. The census answered several question: 1) She was widowed by 1930, 2) Her approximate year of birth and 3) the fact that her father was born in Ireland. Can you say, 'Goldmine'! Well, it was for me anyway!"
My comment: I'm a William Bassett of Plymouth descendant too! I agree with you - census records often reveal very useful bits of information, especially when extended family members are included.
b) Russ Worthington noted: "I have gotten into the habit of capturing the Line Numbers for the Household, in the citation.
"1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Chester; enumeration district 15-88; sheet number 11-B; 700 North High Street; dwelling number 242; family number 268 ; Lines 73 - 77; Marshall Darlington Strode household; Image: 94.0; FHL microfilm: 2341755; ; accessed 15 Apr 2012; NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2020; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com)."
My comment: I used to do that too, but I used the Line Numbers in place of the Dwelling and family numbers. Using the line numbers makes sense, but seems redundant to me if I use dwelling and family numbers too. Evidence Explained uses only dwelling and family numbers (but sopmetimes they are confusing or unreadable on census records).
3) On Ancestry.com's Online Support Community Forums (23 October 2013):
a) bgwiehle answered my question: "The Ancestry forums were launched back in Jan 2013
"This was after the Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange site was launched in 2012 [http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/10/genealogy-family-history-question-answer-site-now-in-public-beta.html, http://www.geneamusings.com/2012/10/genealogy-stack-exchange-is-up-and.html] and before the Mocavo's Genealogy Karma in May 2013 [http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/05/mocavo-announces-genealogy-karma.html].
"And, of course, Genforum [http://genforum.genealogy.com/] and all the message boards are still around.
"It takes a bit of investigation to know the best place to post a message. And I doubt many researchers monitor every site."
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