Every home has a story to tell, but curious homeowners often don't know where and how to begin to reveal it. This practical manual demonstrates how to obtain information and organize it into a lively narrative history. Previous owners, architects, community newspapers, and local and state agencies are some of the valuable sources discussed. With these tools homeowners can inexpensively and easily create a legacy that will enhance the emotional and financial value of their property for family and future owners. A state-by-state guide to resources is included.