House Histories - Research Guides & Checklists
House Histories - Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home or Other Building
Whether you live in a Manhattan brownstone apartment or a castle in France, your home may be harboring a fascinating history. Learn how to uncover the history and genealogy of a house or other building with this step by step guide.
Be Your Own House Detective
Be Your Own House Detective: Tracing the Hidden History of Your Own House, the companion book to the BBC television series The House Detectives, will help you to trace the history of your house and ensure that you have a huge amount of enjoyment along the way. By David Austin, Mac Dowdy and Judith Miller. Compare Prices...
Building and House History
The Minnesota Historical Society details a variety of resources that document the history of houses and other buildings.
Building and Neighborhood History
This tutorial from the Denver Public Library guides you through the sequence of steps involved in researching the history of buildings.
Eneclann House History Research
Offers a house history research service for old and historic buildings in Ireland.
A Guide to Researching the History of a New York City Building
Author Christopher Gray walks you through the steps for researching the history of a building in New York City, including a wonderful list of resources.
House Histories - A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home
In this comprehensive book, Sally Light guides the reader through the fun of finding the clues to his or her home's history. Includes chapters on how to operate a home-based "House Histories" business. Compare Prices...
House Histories: Reconstructing Your Ancestors' Daily Lives
George Ryskamp details the types of records you should search when tracing the history of your home for Ancestry Magazine, as well as the types of information you can learn about your ancestors along the way.
How to Research the History of Your House (or Building) in New Orleans
An excellent guide from Wayne M. Everard, Archivist, Louisiana Division, New Orleans Public Library.
How to Research Your San Francisco Building
This guide from the San Francisco Public Library includes links to specific San Francisco resources, but also provides good general information for anyone interested in researching the history of a building.
Pennsylvania Department - House Histories Pathfinder
Resource from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh acquaints you with some of the historical records that are available to help you trace the history of your home. Records and locations are specific to the Pittsburgh and Western PA area
This comprehensive Web site for people with a passion for period property includes several helpful articles on identification, renovation, and valuation of older buildings in the UK.
Plymouth House Mystery
Discover what tracing the history of a house can reveal about a community's past by following the changing fortunes of Plymouth house and the people who lived there. From BBC.
Researching a Historic Property
A guide to the basic sources and techniques for the collection of data for nominating a historic property to the National Register of Historic Places. Good information for historians and genealogists.
Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles
Covering everything from building styles to sources for records, manuscripts and photos, Sources for Building History is an invaluable resource for anyone tracing the history of a building in the UK, Ireland, the Channel Isles or Isle of Man.
Researching the History of a Building in Kansas City
A guide to exploring the history of your house from the Special Collections Department of the Kansas City Public Library. Detailed collections are specific to the Kansas City, Missouri area.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
At the end of the nineteenth and into the twentieth century, the Sanborn Company published detailed maps of U.S. cities showing the arrangement of lots, buildings and houses. Michael John Neill explains how to use these maps in your genealogical research.
Secrets in the Attic
This excellent article by Marla Kiley in Ancestry Magazine focuses on where to look for artifacts in an old home and what questions to ask current homeowners about previous owners.
The Online House Detective
Inspired by the BBC TV series 'The House Detectives' this Web site provides practical advice about how to start your research of a house or other building.