Library News
 

Genealogy and Local History
House Histories

Where Can I Find the Answers to My Questions?

  1. Look for the original property abstract. Unfortunately, many have been lost through the years.
  2. Ask former owners of the property, and their children.
  3. Try your neighbors, and friends of former owners.
  4. Local church records may have information.

These are a handful of ways to find out about changes to the original structure, and to locate old photographs of your home.

Also, check for physical evidence to suggest a period of construction. Things like foundation materials, woodwork styles, types of wood used in the construction, nails, latches, hinges and fireplaces can provide some excellent clues

Genealogy.House.Histories.02

↑ Back to top of page Print this pagePrint this page



Santori Library Picture

Santori Public Library

101 S. River St.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

» Driving Directions
ph : 630-264-4100
fax: 630-892-5648

Eola Road Branch Picture

Eola Road Branch

555 S. Eola Road.
Aurora, Illinois 60504

» Driving Directions
ph : 630-264-3400
fax: 630-898-5220

West Branch Picture

West Branch

233 S. Constitution Drive.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

» Driving Directions
ph : 630-264-3600
fax: 630-844-8695

Outreach Services & Bookmobile