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Researching historic homes is an important skill for many professionals working in the field of state and local history.

Mary Warner provides guidelines for researching historic houses, complete with institutional and online resources.

She explains how to look at homes as artifacts to aid in the researching and interpretation of these structures.

This guide explains houses in terms of their interiors and exteriors and what clues to look for in these parts of the home.

Tips for examining the landscape surrounding the building show how to use the context of the structure as an important resource.

Warner also overviews how to research the owners of a home with tips for deed searches.

Technical Leaflet #247 (2009)