Buy Used
$178.92
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by -Daily Deals-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 8 images

"If These Walls Could Talk..." An Easy Guide to Tracking Your House's Genealogy Paperback – January 1, 1999


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$49.95
Take%20an%20Extra%2030%25%20Off%20Any%20Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Picton Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897253507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897253505
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,077,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emily Glossbrenner on April 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
As the owners of a 1790s "Federalized" farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, my wife Emily and I are understandably very interested in learning more about its history. History, after all, is one of the reasons people are willing to put up with the expense of maintaining and modernizing an antique home.
Over the years we've collected lots of books on the subject. Unfortunately, most of these books are so dull and pedantic that they manage to leach all the joy and fun out of the activity by about page 50. *If These Walls Could Talk*, in contrast, is written with a sprightly, conversational tone by someone who is obviously a top-notch researcher and a lover of old homes.
The illustrations are cleanly drawn and informative, as are the photos. And we particularly liked the "Clue" boxes inserted at appropriate points in the text. Example: "Where can you find original nails used to build your house? Check the attic and garret floors." The style of the nails used, of course, is an important clue when dating a structure. Also, we loved the one that explained why finding charred timbers in your home does *not* mean that there was a fire at one time.
At 130 pages, the book does not present the most exhaustive treatment of the topic. But it offers exactly the level of information many people want and need. It also includes lots of pointers should you want to dig even deeper. There is an excellent bibliography and an appendix that provides contact information for historic preservation offices in every state as well as information on national organizations and leading publications in the field. If the book has a fault, it is that it's index is limited to a single page.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again