What happened here? How do I research my hometown?
July 27, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
History/Librarian Filter: Inspired by all the interesting London history coming out here
, I'd like to start researching my own backyard, but I have little idea where to begin. What resources are typically available if wanted to research an area (US)?
posted by gofargogo to society & culture (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'd love to win the lottery and devote the rest of my days to creating a blog/geo-referenced wiki thing about a place as odd and interesting as London, but in the meantime I figure I'd get started on my hometown here in the US. I've never really done historical research before, and while I assume the local library may have something, I'd love tips and advice on how to go about researching the history at the neighborhood level of my hometown. If I actually get some interesting history, I'll start something and put it in mefi projects.