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A Guide to Researching Old Buildings

This guide is designed to help you undertake historic research on an individual historic building whether it is your home, school, business, or farmstead. The links will lead you to specific research sources that are useful to determine the history of a building.

Keep in mind that research is a treasure hunt, and that no one single source will answer all your questions. Indeed, many researchers will find that the more they learn, the more questions they will have.


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