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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Jan 21, 2010

City Directories are a treasure trove of information about your town as it used to be.  By going through old city directories in chronological order, you can learn when particular houses were built, all the people who owned or lived in them over the years, the occupations of the tenants, whether the houses were ever used as businesses, and a lot of other fascinating facts that can help you judge whether or not a particular property might be worth detecting. I did a study of my own house from old city directories, and in this podcast I take you through the history of my home and its residents over the years.

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Brion
seven and a half years ago

Thanks Dan for this information. I hadn\'t even thought about going to look at a city directory. Time for some research!