What a House History might discover.
When your house was built, what did it look like? Are there photos?
Was it owned by farmers, merchants, mechanics, fishermen, or professionals, or was it a store, an ell from another building, or offices? Why was it changed?
Does your town or city have records of births, marriages, and deaths? They likely will tell the ages and occupations of people who lived in your house, including inlaws or boarders.
Increased property taxes may indicate renovations. Decreased, may suggest a fire, demolition, or neglect.
Maps, plot plans, newspaper articles all may contribute to the story. Perhaps a map will show your area was agricultural land or a forest, or a swamp. A newspaper article may mention a former owners achievements or contributions to the community.
Yes, it's a lot of work, but best of all, the story of your house and the people who lived there can be done for you by the House Researcher.
Herb Skelly, a genealogist and experienced House Researcher, will uncover your house's silent history, and make it available for you to share with family, friends, maybe even potential buyers.
Contact Herb Skelly for a brochure, cost estimate, and interview at:
or use the form below.
Copy of family deed conveying property from Jesse to Philip Bullen,