Property records website launched
Family historians can trace their ancestors’ ownership of land using a new website.
Property development company Compton Group is in the process of digitally indexing its collection on ancestorhomes.com.
The company holds thousands of deeds and documents relating to properties across England and Wales, with the majority concentrated in the old counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. The collection includes over 7,000 pre-1900 documents on vellum parchment, with some original wills dating back to the 1660s.
There are 5,462 records on the website, with plans to update it with datasets of around 5,000 records every month. The website organisers can currently only add documents that pre-date 1935 due to data protection laws.
Users can search the website by their ancestor’s name and the dates of the documents and order a copy of the document for £19.99.
The deeds available on the website include useful information such as the individual’s date of birth, marriage and death, as well as their maiden or previous name, occupation, relationships, signature, seal and wealth.
Ancestor Homes allows you to discover properties owned by your forebears