In response to a growing interest in residential genealogy by homeowners, real estate agents and genealogists, the Archives of North Vancouver has created a Research Guide to support your discovery of information about your property or one that you are interested in.
Ever wondered when your home was built or who lived there before you? Home history research is one of the fastest-growing research trends in Archives in recent years. The NVMA has a variety of records and other materials that document the history of buildings in North Vancouver.
Searching for information on a building and property can reveal important details about its original design, architectural evolution, the evolution of a neighbourhood, and stories about the building’s inhabitants over the years.
With our Researching Homes Guide, you can find out:
- When your house was built;
- The history of who lived in your house;
- How to search for photographs of your house;
- Learn about fire insurance plans and what they can tell you about your house and neighbourhood;
- How to access building permit registers, water service records, and property tax records;
- And so much more.
This guide was created in response to the most frequently asked research requests at the Archives. Expect more guides to help you with your research in the coming months.
Start your search: Research Home Guides
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