27 May 2020
Discover the history on your doorstep with our brand new challenge! Here's what you need to know to get started on your street history adventure.
Family Tree and History Scotland have joined forces to launch #StoryOfOurStreet – a fun history project that invites everyone to explore the story of their street.
With magazine articles, activity packs, history challenges, expert tips and ideas from other researchers, you’ll have all the info, advice and inspiration you need to take on the #StoryOfOurStreet project.
It’s free to join and you can take part from wherever in the world you live. And even if you think your street doesn’t have so much history… prepare to be surprised! We’ll show you how to find street history clues, point you in the direction of helpful resources and give you ideas on how to present the history and get your community involved.
How do I get started?
- Sign up (for free) and receive your Street History Checklist to download, print out, stick on your fridge and get started. You'll also receive the regular History Scotland newsletter, bringing you news, hints and tips, and offers, to help you with your research and find out more about Scottish history.
Be sure to tick the 'History Scotland eNewsletters' box to receive our emails – otherwise we can't contact you with your checklist or friendly, helpful emails.
- Get the #StoryOfOurStreet Research Kit, packed full of step-by-step guides, handy checklists and pointers, and links to useful resources and websites too, many of which are free to use. The special PDF kit can be downloaded immediately after purchase. That's fifteen print-out-and-keep pages all for just £1.99. Download here.
Plus! Stay tuned for the #StoryOfOurStreet Activity Kit, packed full of fun games and activities, coming soon!
- Join History Scotland magazine and get monthly updates and advice. Each issue of History Scotland and Family Tree magazines will feature #StoryOfOurStreet articles, advice and updates – you might see your street featured! Join today!
- Share your discoveries by email and you could be featured right here on the website or in History Scotland or Family Tree magazines!
Do share your findings on the Family Tree social media channels too, using the #StoryOfOurStreet hashtag…