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Friday Family History: Zillow as a Resource

Have you ever visited zillow.com?  It's a real estate site, where you can type in an address and learn all about that particular house.  You can see a satellite view of the property and, in many instances, a street-view as well. 

The other day, I typed in the address of my childhood home.  To my amazement, I learned the house is currently for sale.  Not only could I see a street-view photograph, there were about a dozen photos, including interior shots.  I quickly messaged my siblings and parents so they could see the photos, notice the changes, and reminisce with me.  I also was able to share with my children, so they could see where I grew up.  



It would be interesting to gather addresses (from the 1940 census, for example) of grandparents and great-grandparents and then look on zillow and see if photos of the houses are online.   

Have you visited zillow.com before?  How do you preserve memories of your childhood home?

Thanks for happy homes.


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  1. I haven't heard of that site! What fun. Now I am off to give it a try. :)

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  2. This is really cool - thanks for the info :-)

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  3. I love Zillow.. You know ... I am addicted to viewing listings?... Have you heard of Trulia? I go through listings at least 3 times a week in my town and in the Texas hill country.. I love it .. You never know what you are going to find..I have done exactly what you are thinking.. I gathered all the address of my great great grandparents and did just that.. It was crazy fun...

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  4. Oh that's a great idea. I've been there before but never thought to check out my children home - I still remember my grandparents' it so easy; 1919 Chain.

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  5. I've never heard of zillow, but it sounds interesting.

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  6. I've been on Zillow many times, but never thought of using it in that way. My parents still live in my childhood home, but perhaps there are other homes I could explore! Thanks for the idea!!

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