Your Old (or Not-So-Old) House Has a Past!


Whether just a few years old, or hundreds of years old, your house has a past. That past can be interesting, astonishing, and fun to learn about. Thursday evening at 6:30 PM, a program at the Franklin Public Library will show you how to whet your curiosity and find out more than you imagined possible about your home.

Marian Pierre-Louis will introduce attendees to how find the deeds to a house, how to chain a deed, and locating other sources of information such as the US Federal Census records, maps, and tax records. Come learn 10 steps to get you started on your house history research. This talk is appropriate for both beginners and those who have research experience.

Marian Pierre-Louis is a broadcaster, multimedia creator, writer, speaker, and “social media maven” with an unstoppable curiosity and a desire to share, encourage, educate and support.

Pierre-Louis stressed that you can research the history of your house right from home. If you want even more resources, the Franklin Public Library offers free access to a number of subscription databases. “There are even a few more places in town you can check out such as Town Hall and the Franklin Historical Museum,” she said.

“And let's not forget that many of the people who used to live in your house are still your neighbors in one of the three local Franklin cemeteries,” said Pierre-Louis.

She will be demonstrating how to research the history of your own house using a local Franklin example - one that was not only a residence but a store and a post office!

More information and a zoom link are available here.

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