Researching your Old HouseOne of the neatest things about buying an old house is the history of the house and the families that built it and lived in it. Finding old pictures or references to the house in old newspapers is always exciting, and it gives you a keen insight into the house and it's design.
Whether you are researching an old house in order to purchase it, list it in the Historic Register, or simply restore it to it's past glory, there are a number of places to start the historical research.
Usually, it takes quite a bit of grunt work to find anything out about your old house. Records may have been lost, property changed hands without record, houses may have even been moved.
The following list is a possible starting point to look for information about your house or your neighborhood.
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