Our homes provide necessary shelter. Yet, where we live, shapes our lives - our history.
Including houses and property in our genealogical research, will give insight on ancestors. Property records include a vast collection of documents that may reveal details about our relatives.
Treating the house as an ancestor is likely to make connections, give information and to tell a story of the lives lived under its roof.
This presentation will focus on one house and the discoveries made about its inhabitants. Velaine Nagy will share techniques to search property records - moving from house history to “the genealogy of a house.”
We will learn the basics of interpreting county maps, property records and deed registration.
Property records unearthed research treasures for Velaine. Surprises such as wills, lawsuits, divorce information and business records were discovered.
The presentation will share resources, locations and tips for investigating this central character of our families’ history - the house and property.