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Researching your house’s history – free searches of Washington Post 1877- 1997 and 1987- present

Posted on June 23rd, 2014

On the DC Public Library website, you can research your house’s  address and names of people who lived there, and then email articles.   Here’s how — Go to>research> databases>local newspapers>Washington Post>Proquest or click here. You will be prompted for your DC Library card number and logged in; then search the Washington Post.

For example, type in an address with quotes around it  “1606 G Street”. Washington Post articles show that a named individual at that address completed militarytraining in 1944.  Earlier, a named individual at that address was involved in an unpleasant divorce. You can then search for names of individuals connected with your house.