A Local History Toolkit


By Alf Wilkinson, published 9th August 2010


In this short paper you will discover some of the tools for ‘doing' local history. They are based on where I live: you can get similar types of sources from where you live, work or teach. Your main source will be a local library or record office, but there is now a great deal of material you can download from the Internet.

Getting you thinking

If you can, visit your local local studies library and records office. The staff and archivists will be only too happy to help, if you have a clear idea of what you want. There you should find the following...

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