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Offline gwenie

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who lived in my house
« on: Monday 31 August 20 15:24 BST (UK) »
Good day,
I would like to know who lived in my house from  when it  was built in 1891  onwards ,  can anyone point me in the right direction of this please.
Thanks for reading .

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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:25 BST (UK) »
Have you tried finding it on census in 1891/1901/1911?  Is this in the UK or elsewhere?
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:27 BST (UK) »
Apart from censuses and the 1939 Register:

1. Newspaper archives
2. Electoral rolls
3. Google
4. Use elements of the address in "exact" key word searches on Ancestry and FindMyPast
5. Deeds/Land Registry
6. Trade/Street Directories
7. Tom's wills (this was a useful resource but it seems to be under new management and no longer so easy to use)
8. Local authority planning database
9. Local History Centre resources - newspaper cuttings etc
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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:27 BST (UK) »
If in England or Wales there is a facility on FindMyPast for searching the census by address.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #4 on: Monday 31 August 20 15:30 BST (UK) »
FindMyPast allows census search by address for all censuses.  Ancestry has the facility for 1911

Remember that censuses were 10yrs apart so you will only find info on whoever was there on census night

After 1911 you would have to visit your local reference library and look it up in any available electoral registers. 
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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 August 20 17:03 BST (UK) »
I have found some very interesting things in The British Newspaper Archive by looking up my address.
Not so much the ‘who owned’ type of info but adverts for maids, letters to the newspaper, raffle prize donators/winners and birth, marriage and death notices of people who were connected to the owner but not immediate family.

Just to note sometimes, as my own has been, streets are renamed and renumbered.

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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #6 on: Monday 31 August 20 19:04 BST (UK) »
Before we came here 6 years ago we lived in a house that was built in 1812, we were fortunate enough to have the original deeds.

Someone who born there and lived in it until he got married lived in the next village. He said he would give us some photos, but they didn`t materialise.

Googling the name of the house and the village showed a picture of the street, but only a corner of our house can be seen.

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Re: who lived in my house
« Reply #7 on: Monday 31 August 20 19:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for all the info thats been put on, I shall be having a look a them. Thanks again. Gwenie