How Do I Find Out The History Of My House For Free?


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Rosie Normanton Profile
Rosie Normanton answered
The simplest thing to do here is to ask for access to the deeds of the house. These will be held by your building society or bank or by all those who have ever lived in the house. Local libraries and archivists can also lend a helping hand, as any official census records may also have information about how the property has changed hands or structure.

An older house will come down through a testament or mortgage, thus making it invisible on a deed. It is recommended to look at surveyor maps, which could have made the selling price fluctuate according to any extensions in the house, and some proofs of construction will be coupled with the deeds. For those in America, a county courthouse will possess the deed registry, which is indexed by lot and block number or township and range depending on whether the property is urban or rural. That place’s assessor keeps records of the taxable value of the home, which may have been detailed by previous surveyors.

In all cases and places, it also helps to ask any elderly neighbours who are familiar with the area and can offer, if no direct information about the property, then some psycho geographical evidence on who lived nearby. You might even get a cup of tea for your troubles and queries. Previous occupants can be sought if still alive, as they will have good knowledge of the property and may well have researched the history of it as well. Just in case, use a metal detector to see if any trinkets or coins are buried in the garden.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I would like to find out the past history of my house the address is 2577 inglis st detroit michigan
Laura Wilde Profile
Laura Wilde answered
Try visiting your local public library.  Maybe there is a person there that is some what of a "Historian."  Older people in the community normally know all the gossip.  You can research old newspapers on microfilm if you know approx time frame.  I'm curious on what's happening to make you think there was a murder there.
yvette Jones Profile
yvette Jones answered
You can always ask elderly neighbors or the town registry or even the library. Also get to a church and tell them. See what they can do. Protect yourself and accept Jesus Christ. He is the only one who has power over the living and the dead. Demons are terrified of him.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ask someone that you know and ask them if the house is haunted but they might not know
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Really hard to do as most towns, citys, states, or whatever don't keep records of every house unless someone important lived there

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