To the Trace My House web site. You don’t
have to live in an old house to want to trace its origins. It may be
that a home that one of your ancestors lived in is of particular
interest. Nor does
it have to be a grand building. Even the most humble home has a history
are going to help you find out who lived in it and how it evolved. This
site aims to guide you through the process of finding out more about a
house with suggestions and practical advice and links to useful sites,
books and records.
When you research the history of a house you will be looking at two sets of information. Firstly the building itself – who built it, when it was built and what design and materials are used and examining any changes that have been made. Secondly there is the history of the home –who has owned it, who has lived in it and what did they do.
Tracing your house is like tracing your ancestors and if you have done that you will be familiar with many of the terms used in this guidance. You start with what you know and work backwards. Many people having traced their roots want to know more about how their ancestors lived and where they lived and so this site can help them . See Tracing your ancestors home.
So what do I do next?
_You may live in an old house or perhaps your ancestors did and you want
to know more about its history and who lived in it. This site is
designed to help you do just that. It’s not difficult to find and a lot can be achieved by simply sitting in
front of the computer and surfing.
On this site you
will find out where to look for information straight away and then as
you get to know more we explain where you might go to find out more. For those who have researched their family history, a lot of this will
be familiar. For those who haven’t, welcome to the world of the local
history detective. A warning though - it can be addictive.
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Using this site
Click on the tabs to navigate your way through this site. We have provided useful advice and links to external sites and help.
So where do you start? As with tracing your family history, you must begin by finding out as much as possible from information to hand..
If you are new to house research Click on getting started if not choose the subject in the tabs above and browse our site.
The advice on this site is based upon years of experience and is provided free of charge.The adverts you will find on the pages are relevant to tracing your house and if you care to click on any of them you might help defray the cost of running the site.Thanks if you do
Hope you have lots of fun tracing your house.