14 October 2014
|Source: House Histories, House and Suburban Histories from South East Queensland, http://www.househistories.org/|
Though we often find ourselves researching the people in our family, we sometimes find ourselves researching the history of a house.
I first talked to you about the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office in the post Historic Preservation Maps Can be Invaluable to Genealogists where I talk about HPOWEB, a GIS map service which identifies identified historic properties.
They’ve now created a neat & FREE resource, Genealogy of a House: Sources for Researching the History of Your House. I also suggest that you check out House Histories – How to Trace the Genealogy of Your Home or Other Building (About.com, Kimberly Powell), Researching Historic Washington, D.C., Buildings (Library of Congress), and House Histories – House and Suburban Histories from South East Queensland, for perspectives on the tools and techniques for researching a house history.
Though the focus of the publications are NC, DC, and Australia, they all provide valuable insight into how to perform the genealogy of a house and some of the tools which may aid you in that pursuit.. Additionally, if these resources exist for doing a house history in these locales, maybe your state or the state you’re interested in has similar resources available to researchers.
Have you done a house history? What resources were invaluable?
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