Considering the developments during the recent episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” featuring Spike Lee, genealogists may soon begin combing the locations of their ancestors for historical markers that tie their people into historical events.
We have recently come across the Historical Marker Database, which is a project that aims to do the following:
This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.
There are many ways to search for the markers in a particular area, such as proximity to a post office, zip code, keyword, title, marker number.
To search for a historical marker in an area of importance to you, please visit this link.