Book and photo by Anne Hart.
Fire insurance maps from long ago can help genealogists search for who owned property in the past. You can search for fire insurance maps at some libraries, where you can find genealogy information. Fire Insurance maps were originally created in the 19th century in the United States for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas. You can find out the names of the people that owned the house and land at different dates.
You also can search for church or other house of worship records when searching genealogy information. Church and other religious records are often useful in reconstructing your family tree. First you need to learn how to locate church records, and discover what kind of information might be found in them.