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  • MargoH3 commented on Judy2016's instructable Assembling a History of Your House8 months ago
    Assembling a History of Your House

    This is a great outline for how to prepare a history of one's home. My younger brother did this years ago when compiling a history of our childhood home in West Windsor. One bit of serendipity -- one day a couple from downcountry came to the door and said they had found an old photo album/scrapbook containing pictures of this house, and thought my folks would want to have it. Good detective work brought them to West Windsor, and (if I recall correctly) they stopped into the town clerk's office and showed her a picture. The town clerk instantly recognized the house, and gave them directions. The scrap book was one of those old-fashioned photo albums where the pages are of black construction-type paper, the pages and the cover are laced together to allow for other pages to be added, and...see more »This is a great outline for how to prepare a history of one's home. My younger brother did this years ago when compiling a history of our childhood home in West Windsor. One bit of serendipity -- one day a couple from downcountry came to the door and said they had found an old photo album/scrapbook containing pictures of this house, and thought my folks would want to have it. Good detective work brought them to West Windsor, and (if I recall correctly) they stopped into the town clerk's office and showed her a picture. The town clerk instantly recognized the house, and gave them directions. The scrap book was one of those old-fashioned photo albums where the pages are of black construction-type paper, the pages and the cover are laced together to allow for other pages to be added, and the pictures were adhered to the page with those little corner stickies. They found the album while rummaging around a town dump in New Hampshire someplace. When our family home (which dates back to the 1700s) was sold, my older brother, on behalf of the rest of us, presented the photo album to the new owners, who were thrilled.

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