History of Your House

CHECKLIST

Architectural History

Outbuildings and Site

Exterior Interior

Foundations Floors

Chimneys Walls

Roof Ceilings

Walls Trim

Doors Doors

Windows Hardware

Placement Fireplaces

Sash/Panes Stairs

Style Cabinets

Stories Closets

Wings/Ells Heating/Plumbing/Electrical/Lighting

People History

Chain of Title

Past Owners/Neighbors/Older Residents

Probate Records

Genealogy

Census Schedules: Population/Manufacturing/Agricultural

Other Sources:

Newspapers Telephone Books

Business Directories Church Records

Funeral Homes Building Permits

Maps Published histories Photographs Postcards