Understanding our history and cultural identity is a key component of historic preservation. By conserving the significant aspects of our culture in an ever-changing world, we can better understand the present and set goals for our future as a culture and a community. Storiagraph can help explore history and cultural identities by gathering historic photographs from museum archives and research institutions, conducting ethnographic studies, collecting oral histories, and carrying out historical research. We can also train local community members to perform these activities themselves. We can provide support for conservation consultation required under federal historic preservation law, as well as help other communities navigate through often bureaucratic channels. We also assist communities in writing grants to fund this research, and developing community policy that supports the goals of heritage conservation.