Good places to look online for information on your community or hometown include:
- Your county or city public library's website. Often, local public libraries maintain a webpage and links to your town's history
- The official website for your town or city (for example, http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/). You can often find links to information on your town's history, founders, etc.
- The website of your local newspaper. Check to see if archival access (access to older issues) is provided.