20 December 2011

Who's Been Sleeping in My House?

What a great program idea!  Though we can't watch the content (only those living Australia can) you can learn more about the houses and see photos of them.  There is also a research page describing the various Australian resources for learning more about houses and their owners.

If you are like me, it might inspire you to do the same type of research either into the house you live in or for those that your ancestors lived in.

My "closest" example of this was a house purchased by my grandparents in the UK -- called Croftlands.  My grandfather died shortly after they purchased the house. Though I remember visiting it as a 7 year old, it had the highest beds, unfortunately, that was all I remembered of that visit -- nothing of my grandfather.  In the course of researching further into my gran and grandad after her death, the local library put me in touch with the house's owners -- they were the couple who purchased the house from my Gran over 45 years earlier!  And, they remembered my grandparents and wrote me a letter sharing their recollections of them; invaluable to me. 


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1 comment:

  1. Local libraries can be a fantastic resource. I hope you think about sharing the contents of the letter :-) Jo