Local history

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Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community.wikipedia
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British Association for Local History

The Local Historian
The British Association for Local History in the United Kingdom encourages and assists in the study of local history as an academic discipline and as a leisure activity by both individuals and groups.
The British Association for Local History (BALH) is a membership organisation that exists to promote the advancement of public education through the study of local history and to encourage and assist the study of local history throughout Great Britain as an academic discipline and as a leisure activity.

Alan Ball Local History Awards

The Alan Ball Local History Awards were established in the 1980s to recognize outstanding contributions in local history publishing in the UK (both in print and in new media), and to encourage the publishing of such works by public libraries and local authorities.
The Alan Ball Local History Awards in the United Kingdom exist to recognise outstanding contributions in local history publishing (both in print and in new media), and to encourage the publishing of such works by public libraries and local authorities.

Local community

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Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community.

English local history

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Local history is the study of the history of a relatively small geographic area; typically a specific settlement, parish or county.

If This House Could Talk

A new form of local history is the movement of "If This House Could Talk" projects in various urban neighborhoods in the United States.
Stories and content collected under this type of open community participation encourage the recollection and recording of local stories, however this type of history may be very personal and closer to the community based content collected by local amateur historians in the study of Local history, than third party history that is traditionally researched, reviewed, and then presented by trained professional historians.

One-place study

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One-place studies are a branch of family history and/or local history with a focus on the entire population of a single road, village or community, not just a single, geographically dispersed family line.

American Association for State and Local History

AASLH
The American Association for State and Local History is the professional association for history professionals, volunteers, museums, historical societies, and other history-related organizations and public history professionals

History

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Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community.

Cultural history

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It incorporates cultural and social aspects of history.

Social history

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It incorporates cultural and social aspects of history.

Documentary evidence

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Local history is not merely national history writ small but a study of past events in a given geographical but one that is based on a wide variety of documentary evidence and placed in a comparative context that is both regional and national.

Comparative contextual analysis

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Local history is not merely national history writ small but a study of past events in a given geographical but one that is based on a wide variety of documentary evidence and placed in a comparative context that is both regional and national.

Oral history

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Historic plaques are one form of documentation of significant occurrences in the past and oral histories are another.

Central business district

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In cities, local history might concentrate on a CBD and its bordering suburbs, on a specific suburb or municipality, or on an agglomeration of suburbs and municipalities (because local government boundaries have changed over time).

Local government in Australia

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In cities, local history might concentrate on a CBD and its bordering suburbs, on a specific suburb or municipality, or on an agglomeration of suburbs and municipalities (because local government boundaries have changed over time).

State Library Victoria

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For example, the State Library of Victoria holds extensive local history records for Melbourne and other places in Victoria.

Melbourne

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For example, the State Library of Victoria holds extensive local history records for Melbourne and other places in Victoria.

Victoria (Australia)

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For example, the State Library of Victoria holds extensive local history records for Melbourne and other places in Victoria.

List of libraries in Melbourne

Libraries in MelbourneBallarat Mechanics' InstituteMelbourne libraries
Many other Melbourne libraries have local history collections, along with the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)Victorian Archives CentreVictorian Electronic Records Strategy
Many other Melbourne libraries have local history collections, along with the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

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Many other Melbourne libraries have local history collections, along with the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

New South Wales

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In New South Wales, the Royal Australian Historical Society has studied local history as part of its remit since its founding in 1901.

Royal Australian Historical Society

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In New South Wales, the Royal Australian Historical Society has studied local history as part of its remit since its founding in 1901.