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  1. #1

    Dec 2007

    Researching in a library

    How would i go about doing this? Is there a big book with pictures of all the houses in my town? I do know that at my library they have a newspaper archive machine that lets you view old newspapers. I figure i could just go down with a pen and paper and see what happens, but i decided to ask you guys for any tips on finding info. Thanks

  2. #2
    My goal for 2012 is a dozen Walking Liberty Halves

    Sep 2004
    Pittsburgh, Pa
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    Re: Researching in a library


    Most libraries will have a local section. There should be a few books on the local history and even 1 or two on the town itself. If your town has a historical society, they may be a great resource too. Another resource is Arcadia Publishing ( They have history books on a lot of the small towns and regional history as well. Hope it helps.
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    Mar 2007
    central ohio
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    Re: Researching in a library

    Also try your local historical society.They may have an old atlas that showa where the old churches, schools,and homes....
    I have bought several old atlases at auctions,so you may want to try that .

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    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
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    Re: Researching in a library

    You might also try your local book store. A lot of times they have books written by area writers who've been published and is in the local section. If you're lucky, you might find a book like this.
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  5. #5
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Researching in a library

    Much of what you're looking for will be in the genealogy section.

  6. #6

    Dec 2007

    Re: Researching in a library

    Thanks everybody.

  7. #7
    Nov 2004
    MXT - DeLeon - Gamma 6000
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    Re: Researching in a library

    The old newspapers are terrific for looking up where mtgs,picnics,gatherings were held.Then look up where those places are now from current and old maps.Talk,Talk,and Talk to all the oldtimers you can.



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