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Successful Historical Property Search Session
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Successful Historical Property Search Session

Watch the Recording of the Historical Property Search Session Here.

Download the Resources and Handout from the Session here.

 

Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas and staff Heidi Barringer and Deb Mohney held a successful education session for county residents and property owners in Jefferson on Thursday afternoon. Attendees in person and online heard about different ways individuals can research property records and learn historical information about homes and their community.

“We enjoy putting on these discussions for people to come and ask questions and learn about what their opportunities are in Ashtabula County to research,” explained County Auditor David Thomas.

Thomas began the session reviewing work Real Estate Manager Dennis Huey did preparing a variety of architectural designs in Ashtabula County dating back to the Blakeslee Log Cabin of 1809 through Four Square styles of homes built from 1890-1930.

Next, Auditor Conveyance Room Clerk Heidi Barringer spoke to basic title searches through the Auditor and Recorder’s Office which residents can do in order to trace back ownership and age of properties. “While not everything is online, there is a good amount of information available for free through the Recorder’s website or in person and websites like www.familysearch.org,” said Heidi Barringer.

Finally, Deb Mohney with the Auditor’s Conveyance Room shared how by using the tax roll records found in the Auditor’s Office, property owners could also trace back the history and age of their property. “We’ll often look for a sale or maybe a jump in the value of a property even over 100 years ago to say that likely that’s when a home was built,” explained Deb Mohney.

Those unable to attend can view the recorded video on the Auditor’s website including print outs given during the session and see contact information for staff and resources.

“The key is helping people get started with where they need to look and what is available to them,” said Auditor Thomas. “Our packet has a ton of resources and we are always able to help answer questions.”

The Auditor’s Office will be presenting at the Ashtabula County District Library on September 21st at 6:30pm on similar topics and resources.

 

(Pictured is Auditor Staff Member Deb Mohney presenting to the Education Session held at the Jefferson Community Center by County Auditor David Thomas.)

 

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