posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 09:36 AM
It can be difficult to research the history of a property, especially if you're looking for something that could have contributed to a haunting. Try
going to the courthouse and look up the old property deeds. This will give you the names of people who have owned the land. You can look at those
people's wills too, gaining more perspective.
Then go to the town's main library. Most of them have old newspapers on microfilm that aren't available online. Some libraries have a searchable
computer index of their microfilm where you could enter the property owner's name, street name, etc. to look for related articles. If the library
doesn't have this option, you can scroll through the newspapers, looking for anything of relevance, but this is extremely tedious.
One last option is to ask some of the older neighbors of the property if they can recall anything about the property. You can gain some clues and
possible dates to look at when you're researching at the library.