Betsy J. Green

Author & Speaker

Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood

Create a Legacy That Will Enhance
the Emotional and Financial Value of Your House!

Every home has a story to tell! Whether you own an elaborate Victorian, cozy bungalow or cottage, ranch style, or are part of a newer subdivision, your house and property have a unique history that is just waiting to be uncovered.

Part treasure hunt and part jigsaw puzzle, researching the history of your house is a fascinating and rewarding experience. Discovering the History of Your House . . . and Your Neighborhood will show you how easy it is to create a cherished legacy for future generations to enjoy. You’ll learn about:

Discovering the architect who designed your house
Finding the original plans for your house
Re-creating long-lost woodwork, porches, even historic landscaping
Finding old photos of your house and neighborhood
Using old maps to learn about your neighborhood
Finding deeds for your house and land
Discovering your house on a postcard
Using vintage architectural magazines
Finding the original price of your house
Researching subdivisions and neighborhoods
Finding and contacting former owners of your house
Writing up your house history
Includes a state-by-state guide to resources


Local history & humor
The fourth book in the series of fun and interesting news in Santa Barbara 100 years ago. Still only $9.95.
The third in the series of history & humor books about Santa Barbara's history -- one year at a time. $9.95
More tales of the wacky and weird events in SB taken from the local newspapers. $9.95
Tales of everyday life in Santa Barbara 100 years ago, told with wit and humor. $9.95
Local history
MESApedia is the first comprehensive history of Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, containing more than 400 entries and images, portraying life on the Mesa in the 1800s.
A photographic history tracing the development of a village just west of Chicago.
"Could be a runaway bestseller!"
--Old-House Journal