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House History - The Family Historian’s Viewpoint

It's a two way streak, when you research a family, where they live is part of their history; likewise when you research a house the people that live there create part of the houses story.  As part of Heritage New Zealand's seminars on Research Your House, I got the chance to give the perspective of the family historian. The talk covered a number of sources to find out information about your house by tracing the people that lived in the house. A handout can be downloaded from here. As part of a team delivering the seminar's I didn't go into the land records that are available from Archives New Zealand. But there is some information about Historic Land Records on the LINZ...

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