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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


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