I've received an email by Bill Jackson, the webmaster of www.storyofmyhome.com/ He hopes that this website will become a resource for academics and historians. On www.storyofmyhome.com people can submit their stories about the houses they've lived in:
The Story of My Home lets you become your own historian. You can document your life and leave a record for old friends, family and even historians to use when piecing together a history of your life, or of your neighborhood's development. This is a cultural preservation tool that lets a family's experiences live on even if a home becomes a teardown or infill development candidate.
Students of history understand that 90% of real history goes unrecorded.
A home has a singular importance in the life of a person and a family: it is WHERE their history occurs.