Monday, May 25, 2009

You Never Know What You May Find

Several years ago I was researching my husband's family and found his Father and Grandparents along with some of his father's siblings on the 1910 US Census. They were living in Tonawanda, New York at the time. I thought it would be interesting to search out the area and see what it looked like now. I did an internet search of the address from the census and couldn't believe my eyes when I came across a realtor's ad selling the same house. There wasn't a photo with the ad so I emailed the realtor and explained the situation. He very kindly went and photographed it for me.
When you are doing research you need to try looking in unusual places to find the interesting stuff.


Greta Koehl said...

I had the same experience when I googled one of my family's old addresses in Southern California - it turned up a realtor's picture! I expected the appearance of the house to have changed more than it did.

Lori E said...

What a great thing to come across so randomly. I guess with Google Earth we can see even more.