Do you want to know more about the history of your house, find out about the lives of former inhabitants, and discover more about the local community in which your house stands? Pamela Brooks, author of "How to Research Local History" will help you get started. She'll take you step by step along a fascinating trail of discovery, starting with the building itself and progressing to who lived there. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Preparing to research; 3. Secondary sources; 4. The Architecture of Your House - External Features; 5. The Architecture of Your House - Internal Features; 6. The building itself: Maps, Photographs and Sketches; 7. The Building Itself: Other Documents; 8. Who Lived There? Deeds and Taxation Records; 9. Who lived there? Personal Records; 10. Other sources; Appendices; Index.