Since walls do not talk we cannot rely on the ‘bricks and mortar’ or architecture of an old home to tell its history. Was your home once owned by someone notable in the local community? What kind of people lived in your home and how was it furnished? Written records within the Lancaster County Archives can provide answers and reveal direct evidence of your home’s history. This course provides an introduction to the beginner researcher on sources available at the Lancaster County Archives to find the history of an old house. It also shows how to use the records found here to uncover a wealth of sources outside of the archives. Deeds are the framework of your home’s history and historical maps depict your home at a certain point in time. Uncover the records necessary to knowing the people that once lived in your home. Discover a variety of records and learn valuable research tips. Go beyond preserving your home to revealing its unique history. Start uncovering the answers and give meaning to the material evidence of your home. Your home’s history is waiting to be told!