Originally published W.A. Howat & Son (compilers), The Star Publishing Co., Lincoln Illinois, ca 1922, 35 pp. This is a reproduction on CD.|
Plat books can be an aid to genealogists for following land ownership in families and locating the names of neighbors of ancestors. Plat books contain maps of each township with land parcels outlined with the name of the land owner and acreage of parcel. Also the maps will list cemeteries, schools and roads. The scan at the right illustrates the available information. The bad news is that there is no index in the book. The book contains
About the CD: This CD provides the genealogist the opportunity to have access to information from a book that is difficult to locate in the used book market. The CD consist of digital images of the book. Any defect such as notes in the margin or light text will also appear in the CD version. There are two ways to view the book either as a web page with your browser or as a pdf file. To view the pdf file requires Adobe Acrobat Reader and the latest Windows version is included with the CD. The Mac & Window readers can also be downloaded from the Adobe website. The information on the CD can either be printed out and read in the traditional manner or viewed with your computer. When viewing as a pdf file the page size can be increased to make reading easier. The bottom scan on the right is at 400%. This CD is not search-able but has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.
Book# = IL15
USPS: Madigan's Books, PO Box 62, Charleston, IL 61920-0062