Heritage consultant and house historian Ellen Leslie demonstrates how to investigate the former inhabitants of a home.
Tracing the lives of the former inhabitants of a home is an invaluable aspect of house history, providing a sense of the usage of the building and shedding light on the nature of the lives lived there, the socio-economic background, and the local history of the wider community in which the house was situated. Details of former inhabitants can also be vital in identifying and tracing a property, particularly in instances where house numbers or street names change over time. Ellen Leslie will cover the key resources for tracing the occupants of a home and clues they can provide for your house history.
Ellen Leslie researches the social and structural history of buildings, revealing how a house has changed over time and who has lived in those properties.