How would u go about looking up the history of a house?
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:28 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:43 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:35 PM
The public library will have backfiles of the local newspapers on micrifilm, or with luck, digitized online.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:08 AM
Next check newspaper obituaries and county probate records especially during the period of about a year before a sale. People often downsize in their house size requirements after the death of a spouse. The transfer of ownership from husband to wife or husband and wife to just one of the spouses is many times required before a land sale and this is usually recorded in the probate records.
Next you could try asking neighbors about the history and information on previous owners. Finally I would suggest making friends with a genealogist and the librarians at a local genealogy library or public library since most of the same techniques are used in genealogy research. They will be able to guide you and possibly help when you run into some dead ends.
Warning, the entire process could take quite a bit of time and may not reveal any deaths. It could be the spirit had an attachment to the home and it was after the home was sold that the death of the previous owner occurred and then the spirit came back to a favored spot in it's life.
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