House and Building History
For performing house and building histories, I charge $25 an hour. It's up to you to decide what level of information you'd like me to look into. I can usually do a Chain-of-Title search and research biographical information on the first known owner or resident in about 8-10 hours. If you'd prefer, I can limit my service to just the Chain-of Title search which will provide a list of property owners and help in determining a date of construction of your building.* If you're looking for a more comprehensive study, I can also research all property residents (in the case where your building had renters), and biographical information on all known property owners and residents. Each additional option you choose will increase the number of hours required to perform the research. Contact me for more information.
* I often get told by homeowners in Allen County, Indiana, that according to the Property Record Card from the Allen County Assessor's Office, their house was built in XXXX year. However, these dates are only estimates for buildings constructed prior to about the 1960s. I have seen examples where the dates are off by 10-30 years. The research I perform will provide a more accurate construction date.
National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic District Nominations
National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic District nominations are priced based upon the individual project. Contact me for more information.