Local history interrelates in the academy with regional studies, historical demography and microhistory, all offshoots of social history with an eye to the material and the importance of the individual event. Family history, historical demography and new social history all interrelate in their commitment to reconstructing the life patterns of ordinary people and to viewing them as actors as well as subjects in the process of change. Social and local history in the popular imagination was given a visual aspect with the rediscovery of the Mitchell and Kenyon films of Edwardian life. One of the ways that the tools of the Internet have been used in innovative, interrogative ways by those interested in developing local history models is in the creation of community archives and online museums. Popular archaeology in general suggests a wide public interest in front-line investigation of the past and literally getting one's hands dirty in the cause of history.