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History of Your House Top Tips

Local and family history A-Z > Top tips

Old house Before you start...

  • Begin by reading all you can about the subject. Search the online catalogue to see and request books on the subject. Search by subject, and type in Houses, history of possession

Your research begins...

Local history collections in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire libraries can help you set about tracing the history of a property in Bedfordshire. Click on the links to find out more , and where you can find them.

Other useful sources

  • Bedfordshire Archives will also have valuable sources of information
  • If your house is of historic interest, there may be information at Bedfordshire's Historic Environment Record, the key source of information on Bedfordshire's historic buildings and structures
  • The Heritage Gateway website lets you search the Bedfordshire Historic Environment Record
  • The Land Registry web site has forms on which you can apply to find out about property ownershipTo the top of the page

Page last updated: 20th October 2013