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From: "Jill Morelli" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] House Genealogy
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 20:31:15 -0700
While most responses have been about where to get information, it appears to
me that TMG might be able to handle this task better than some. I have been
contemplating a similar study. My thought process was to have every address
be a "person". Each person had "children" that were the occupants of the
house. It would also be possible if you were starting at the most recent
past that you would have the house be the child and then starting with the
present occupants work back in time and have the house have "parents".
I have a street in Germany in the 1800's where the pastor recorded the house
numbers for many years. We thought it might be interesting to see the
patterns of movement in and out of the houses during his tenure as pastor.
Just what we were looking at. I am not sure this would work but would be
interested in how other might use TMG to fashion such an historical record.
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Marion Harcourt
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 11:14 AM
Subject: [TMG] House Genealogy
You might start with the information your state has on the house(s). In the
Historic Preservation Act of 196x, Congress required each state to survey
all structures over 50 years old. In Indiana that fell to the Archeology div
in the Dept. Natural Resources (go figure). Anyway, they contracted to
Historic Landmarks of Indiana for the job. They hired history graduate
students to go on foot block by block, into each township in the state. They
photographed, interviewed, and lightly researched everything over 50 years
old. The results have been published bit by bit over the past fifteen years.
The volumes will be somewhere in your state office building, as well as
other places appropriate.
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