The aim of Deed Mapper is to provide a relationship map between the parties of legal documents, the properties they relate to and the families that owned them over time.
Deeds are often an overlooked resource by family historians. Written in what might seem impenetrable legal language to the researcher and using terms that are unfamiliar in modern usage. This is a mistake as they often provide the framework for putting together family, social and business relationships. They link property to people through business transactions.
This “Deed Map” application is built using an Open Source tool TiddlyWiki and a key component TiddlyMap which provides a graphical representation of the relationships.