The People+Place database is a customised relational database, created in Microsoft Access, and designed to store, display, search and analyse historical occupancy data about Individuals and Buildings or Places in which they lived or worked. While its primary aim is to link archaeological assemblages with the houses, shops and pubs from which they were excavated and the people who lived and worked there, it also serves the needs of historians or heritage managers undertaking site-specific or neighbourhood research.
The People+Place database has three major features:
* It has the capacity to hold data from many different types of historical sources, encompassing Birth Certificates, Council Rates records, newspaper articles and manuscripts that mention a particular building, occupant or landlord.
* It records both this ‘raw’ data and summarised biographies about people and places, enabling future users to verify the information presented to them.
* It tracks filial and other relationships between individuals linked to the study area, including marriages, parents and siblings, business partnerships and friendships.