Looking for a place?

The research guidance listed below can help you uncover the history of a place, a building or an institution. Each guide indicates where you can find the relevant records to start your research, and how you can access them.

Many records are searchable by place. However, place names have evolved over time and geographical boundaries have changed, so you may need to search for variant spellings or different geographical units.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try searching under topics in our research guidance A-Z. If you are new to searching archives, start here.