Home history central: A collection of news stories for researching your historic home

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve written anything relating to house histories, so this week we are going to dedicate a few minutes to showcasing some of the more prominent news stories we’ve seen over the past six months on researching a home’s history. It’s not meant to be an authoritative list — but rather articles that have caught our home history-seeking eyes.

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Photo courtesy of The Atlantic Cities; Photo credit: Thomas Barrat /Shutterstock

(1)Researching your home’s past could pay off

Publish Date: Feb. 3, 2012

Source: Chicago Tribune

(2)History in the house: How to discover your home’s past

Publish Date: April. 13, 2012

Source: The Washington Post

Special note: One of our favorite home historians, Paul K. Williams, is featured in this article!

(3)How to dig up your house’s history

Publish Date: June 29, 2012

Source: The Seattle Times

(4)  “Unravel Your Home’s History

Publish Date: July 31, 2012

Source: The Atlantic Cities/ National Preservation for Historic Trust

For more information  on researching your house’s history — and free home history research PDF downloads — please visit the Home History Book Research and Preservation Center.

If you know of any other valuable news articles on home history research that you’ve recently come across, please share then with our readers. Hope you enjoy!