Ancestral Homes Today

Check out the addresses of the homes where your ancestors lived on Google Street View. Is it still the same house? Was it bombed, or demolished? What kind of neighbourhood?

2 Replies to “Ancestral Homes Today”

  1. I have often done this in streetview, first, to take a look at any place where I might think about staying, and also to see where my ancestors lived.

    It was truly bizarre, on a honeymoon of a short nasty marriage (he robbed me blind), just after arriving in London England for the very first time in the 1980s, to somehow feel at home in a very serious way. Only later did I learn, again through streetview, that where I was staying then was 2 doors from where my family was living in the 1830s. Cheers, BT

  2. I do this all the time as most of my ancestors are in the UK. Many are no longer there in places like London, but in the towns & villages the old houses often survive. Walking down the road where my ancestors lived so many years ago is fun and often very enlightening. I also love to use “Know Your Place” to compare current maps with maps of the past.

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