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Local History Resources

March 11, 2011

For the final project, I am thinking of doing a website of resources for researching local history around my hometown.  It is easy to find information on broad topics of state and national history, but finding local information can be more difficult.  I could include recommended reading – books, articles, etc., links to historical societies, museums, archives, cemeteries.  I think it would be useful for people to have this information in one place. I could also include instruction on how to begin your research. Any suggestions?

Tierney

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  1. Diane Angiletta permalink
    March 12, 2011 10:09 am

    Sounds like a great idea. I just did a reference question for the ipl2 on finding the history of a house. There is so much out there on genealogy, you might want to include something along those lines as well. A great website for all things genealogy: http://www.cyndislist.com/houses.htm
    It might help with local historical societies, and archives as well.

  2. March 14, 2011 12:57 pm

    Yes, Cyndi’s List is an awesome spot for everything genealogy. When I watch that “Who Do You Think You Are?” show, they make it seem like there is an historian on every topic just awaiting my call. A local history Web site would be really interesting to me. Where in your home town?

    • tierneyh permalink
      March 17, 2011 1:10 am

      I’m from Pleasanton, CA, east of San Francisco.

  3. clementmunns permalink
    March 17, 2011 11:26 pm

    Great idea…a way to develop a local collection and outreach to clients. Perhaps in the form of a pathfinder?

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