In the course of doing Davis history I have sometimes found it important to assemble the story of a particular older Davis building. A similar need has on occasion also arisen regarding the biography of an early Davis resident.
At first, I pretty much poked around in the dark with regard to both buildings and people. But over time I have developed routines of a sort for both tasks and these often achieve reasonable results.
When they have not, I have at least achieved “due diligence.”
Hoping that these “routines” might be of help to others seeking such information, some years ago I formulated my search actions as lists and posted them on Davis history websites.
The one on researching buildings has been and still is here:
As well as here:
The one on researching people has been and still is here:
For convenience, I also copy and paste each of them below in this post.