This study considers the relationship between historical records and a sense of place on the micro-neighborhood spacial scale in New Orleans through the process of conducting historical research. It asks the following questions: 1. Why does existing place-based research focus primarily on large neighborhood-level research or property-specific research? 2. Why is understanding the micro-neighborhood spacial scale important? 3. What can records specific to micro-neighborhoods tell us about those locations? What can the records tell us about New Orleans record keeping more generally? 4. Can we identify the cause of records being kept differently for different geographical scales–even small areas like micro-neighborhoods? 5. How has record keeping changed over time on the micro-neighborhood level? How do differing records in micro-neighborhoods over time fit into a larger developmental context?