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Built heritage

Every house has a history and the older the house, the longer its story. Find out what changes your  house has witnessed over the years!

How old is this house?

Learn when the building was constructed and for whom it was built. You may even discover information about the architect, the builder, and the tradesmen!

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Who lived here?

From the family with eight children to the elderly couple in retirement, learn more about the people who called your house their home, and what their lives were like.

I heard that my house was once a church...

Your house may have been constructed for an entirely different purpose.  Discover the rich history of the building and when and why it was later converted to a private dwelling.

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What about the addition?

Learn how the footprint of the house has changed over time, when an addition was added or when one was removed.

I think my house is haunted

From a historical perspective, the research process is similar to that of researching the house itself -- first discovering the history of ownership and who lived there over the years, then following up by exploring more about those people, their relationship with your house, and how they lived and died.

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I'd love to see what the house looked like back then...

Have us search the extensive photograph collections of historical societies, libraries, and archives.  Your house might turn up in family photo albums, postcard streetscapes, or in aerial views taken from steeples and planes.  It might even be featured in a painting!

What would you like to discover?

Contact Oakenwood Research Services to discuss your needs, get a quote, or make an inquiry. Be sure to include your full name and contact details, and let us know what you’d like to determine, what resources you've already consulted, and any information you already know that will help narrow the search.