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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part VI: the fun stuff!

By Michelle Ann Kratts

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We know that you are looking for the fun stuff!  We know that searching through your history…you want more than just the assessment and property values of your home.  1,242 more words

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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part V: city departments

By Michelle Ann Kratts

Located at Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main Street, there are three offices that you should visit if you are researching the history of your Niagara Falls home:  the City Assessor’s Office, the Department of Code Enforcement and the City Clerk (for Vital Records). 589 more words

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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part IV: using old newspapers

By Michelle Ann Kratts

One of my favorite sources of information about local history is the old newspapers.  I must admit that –if I am researching ANYTHING at all in Niagara Falls–you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be scouring… 1,109 more words

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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part III: the Census

By Michelle Ann Kratts

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The state and federal censuses will also help you in your house history research.  You can access the censuses on Ancestry.com (which is available for you to use at the Lewiston Public Library as well as at the Niagara Falls Public Library).  301 more words

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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part II: the City Directory

By Michelle Ann Kratts

Now that you know a little bit about your home’s past after looking through your title abstract– you are ready to check out the Niagara Falls City directories!  432 more words

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How to find the history of your Niagara Falls home, Part I: the Abstract of Title

By Michelle Ann Kratts

This is the first installment in a series of helpful steps toward finding the history of your Niagara Falls home.  This first installment involves the Abstract of Title document . 683 more words

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