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This piece is a plea rather than a diary. I have not been around the site for a spell for personal reasons, among them one that triggers this plea. I am asking anyone who lives in Austin, Texas to contact me...Please.

Ha, I do not even know if these type of pleas are accepted here. But here goes!

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That is a distance of approximately 1200 miles. I have been transplanted here from San Antonio, Texas again from approximately the 1960`s. The reason I write this plea is because only a resident who lives in Austin, Texas would know the answer I seek. Otherwise I would just throw this whole thing out in a diary.

If you send me a message I will explain what I am looking for in Austin, Texas. Although I have in my files the place I seek, a legally official document, it is not listed anywhere in the internet. I have now just finished a letter addressed to the address I seek, I see no reason to send it if only to have it returned to sender.

If there is a way here on Dkos to learn where every member lives I do not know that. It
is for this reason that I take this route.

I will thank you in advance.

Ole Texan

UPDATE: Mistake when I wrote that I have been in Wisconsin since the 60`s. Not so.
I meant to type the 80`s...Sorry for the edit.

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  •  Have you tried Google Maps and street view? (4+ / 0-)

    On Google Maps there is a thing called street view(?) which you can "drive" around the streets.

    If you know of this and have tried it, never mind.  Otherwise I can describe the process.

    •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      My Spin. I`m sure that I appreciate your tip on Google maps. I think Google maps falls under the internet. I wrote that nowhere in the internet can I find what I seek.

      Please do not feel that I am being rude, but internet does include Google maps and anything we normally see on screen.

      But I did try it anyway. Amazingly, a few blocks where my destination is headed, I saw "railroad tracks" just a few blocks on the street I navigated.

      Railroad tracks? you might ask? Ole Texan grew up on the railroad tracks basically, that is why I thought it amazing.

      Thanks

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 01:18:04 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Try this on Google Maps (1+ / 0-)
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        Lujane

        Ole Texan, if you type in the address:
        xxxx  Navasota Street, Austin, Texas and search,
        --- and if the address is a valid address there will be a picture of the house/building at that address.  On the lower-right hand corner of the picture, there will be an orange icon of a person standing.  Click on that orange icon and you will be in the "Street vVew" function of Google Maps and you can use the navigation/zoom feature on the upper-left hand corner to look around.  

        I think that the thing about the Google address is that if you type in an address that is not a "good" address it will take you to the area, but not have the "pin" located at the address.  I have tried to put an address with the number that is not a valid next to  my address and it did that.  

        A valid address will give you a picture with the orange icon of the "Street View" function.

        Good luck.

  •  Involved in Austin for a long time (6+ / 0-)

    Perhaps you are looking for an Appraisal District record?

    A lot of public records are not on the internet because of the cost in terms of time and organizational resources.  

    Whatever the appropriate entity is,  start by just calling some office like the county clerk.  They can figure out where the proper referral is.

    hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

    by Stuart Heady on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 10:52:09 AM PDT

    •  I searched for (0+ / 0-)

      land owners and appraisals in an effort to find an Address in Austin on Navasota Street. I was born at the address in 1936.

      The address in on a death certificate of my brother who died one year after I was born. I need to know if residents there are related to me.

      I know its been too long in time to even imagine that this resident even exists any longer. Google maps do not help me there.

      But I am trying everything I can to find out. Are you familiar with this street? Perhaps I can send you further info.

      Thanks

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 01:27:11 PM PDT

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  •  Our fabulous slinkerwink (6+ / 0-)

    lives in Austin.  

    http://slinkerwink.dailykos.com/

    Also try a message to the TexasKos group which has other Austinites.

  •  There is nothing I can't produce in Austin (4+ / 0-)

    or Texas that matter, save a Democrat who stands a chance at state-wide office.

    Hit me up and I'll point you in the right direction.

    Texas is Texas, you know. The second you think you got it figured out, it will switch on you. Just ask Rick Perry in 2012.

    by Patience John on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 12:09:50 PM PDT

  •  There are also historical maps available (0+ / 0-)

    that document properties, buildings, businesses, and people (sometimes).  Sanborn (insurance) maps are one such source; I believe there are other similar ones that cover Texas (I know Dallas and Houston a little from working on environmental documents with historic information - - sorry, your birth year qualifies.  So does mine, for that matter, as far as the age of properties are concerned).

    Hope that helps.

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:08:15 PM PDT

  •  Ancestry. com has 1940 census (0+ / 0-)

    completely searchable now.

    Message me with more info about yourself and anybody else whose name you know and maybe I can help.

    I use Ancestry.com for my work as well as personally and have complete access.

    I must be dreaming...

    by murphy on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 10:06:18 AM PDT

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