Thursday, June 01, 2017

Learn how to trace the history of your house!

     Join us on Monday, June 12 at 7pm, in the Lecture Hall at the Dover Public Library, for an informative free program on how to trace the history of your (Dover area) house. 
      Have you ever wondered about your house’s past? When was it built, and why?  Who owned it, and what happened to the occupants? Whether you're seeking documentation for historic status or are just plain inquisitive, tracing a property's history and learning about the people who lived there can be a fascinating and fulfilling project. Researching your home means becoming a local detective. 
     Using a combination of print and electronic resources, architectural and historical information, maps, obituaries, city directories, and census information, Library Director Cathy Beaudoin will present the best ways to begin the process of tracing your property.
      Cathy has been researching local residences and Dover neighborhoods for decades. She will primarily focus on Dover and Strafford County information sources, but the general suggested methods may be applied to almost any house, anywhere. Knowing your home’s history certainly will make you feel more connected and involved with its past, and you'll probably uncover some intriguing stories too!
For more information, please call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

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