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Old 09-28-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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Old newspaper archives.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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Old newspaper archives.
From watching some of the paranormal shows on TV from time to time, they go to newspaper archives quite a bit. It's amazing what all you can find out from there.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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From watching some of the paranormal shows on TV from time to time, they go to newspaper archives quite a bit. It's amazing what all you can find out from there.
And there are books available that index papers and other periodicals, so you can look up the last name, and it will tell you what date and pages to look up.

I enjoy research. After you've looked for completely unknown great grandparents for almost a year and you finally find them...you're higher than high thrilled!

But a lot of other people just hate research. They want to ask google a question and have it answered. Nothing wrong with that.

I don't remember, Most, did you ever share the story of your brother's haunted house before?
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Ask the people local to the area. Some neighbors.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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From watching some of the paranormal shows on TV from time to time, they go to newspaper archives quite a bit. It's amazing what all you can find out from there.
I don't see it gives an option to choose by someone's address and the name idea doesn't even work
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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what if I just type the address here and you guys tell me what you found since I tried and cannot find anything on anything
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I called today they told me everything is on the site under deed search, I did it but it only lists the owners, not everyone who lived there
If the online search feature doesn't list both the grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer) you will have to go visit the records repository and get a copy of the deed.

That gives you the name of the owner and who the seller was.

Then you look up the seller's name and you find his deed to the property so you can find out who he bought it from and you keep going back and back and back,

If it turns out that a particular party has more than one deed on record you will have to look at all of them and compare the legal descriptions to find the deeds to that one property.

As others have indicated, it's a lot of work.

Have you tried googling the address followed by the word "haunted"?
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I wouldn't count on finding anything. Unless a crime was committed, you won't find anything. One thing to keep in mind is that over time addresses have changed! Depending on the age of the house, even the street name may have changed.

My parents' house from the 1930's has had 5 different addresses since they bought it in the late 1970's. Who knows how many it's had before that. Even their street has changed names.

The city next to the town I live in changed the name of their main downtown street decades and decades ago. It's been renumbered at least 5 times since the last street name change.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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You'll actually have to do some work.
Start with the list of previous owners, and try contacting them.
Talk to the neighbors, then find the previous owners of their houses and try to talk to them.
Spend a lot of time looking through old newspapers at the library.

Or you could probably hire somebody to do all that work for you.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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And there are books available that index papers and other periodicals, so you can look up the last name, and it will tell you what date and pages to look up.
Is this something you'd find at the public library?

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I enjoy research. After you've looked for completely unknown great grandparents for almost a year and you finally find them...you're higher than high thrilled!
Now that I'm a few days from retirement, I'm planning a trip to my home town to do research - genealogy as well as histories of a couple of houses I've lived in. I thought it would be, get an Ancestry account and do a few searches. Biggest problem I've run into is: people tell stories but edit them creatively do downplay the parts they don't want to talk about.and embellish the parts they like.
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