10 great map web­sites

Here are a few of the many use­ful web­sites con­tain­ing maps for Bri­tish Isles ge­neal­ogy

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1 Bri­tain from Above

britain­fromabove.org.uk Look down on your an­ces­tors’ early to mid-20th cen­tury homes from the skies.

2 Bri­tish His­tory On­line

bri­tish-his­tory.ac.uk/map.aspx This web­site is crammed with back­ground in­for­ma­tion on places, and in­cludes the 1872 Ord­nance Sur­vey maps.

3 Know Your Place

maps.bris­tol.gov.uk/knowyour­place This project, us­ing his­toric maps of Bris­tol, is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of how ar­chives can share their map col­lec­tions on­line. A ‘com­mu­nity layer’ en­ables users to ‘pin’ their own com­ments, pho­to­graphs or mem­o­ries to the maps.

4 Na­tional Li­brary of Scot­land Map Li­brary

www.nls.uk/ maps/ in­dex.html The web­site con­tains a for­mi­da­ble ar­ray of search­able maps of Scot­land, but it’s not just Scot­tish maps on of­fer here. Click on ‘Re­cent Ad­di­tions’ for links to OS maps for Lon­don and the rest of the UK.

5 Na­tional Li­brary of Wales

llgc.org.uk/ col­lec­tions/ learn- more/ introduction3 This page lists the li­brary’s mag­nif­i­cent col­lec­tion and how to ac­cess it. Also, get in­volved in the new Cynefin tithe maps project ( cynefin.archiveswales.org.uk).

6 Public Pro­filer

gb­names.pub­licpro­filer.org This very use­ful web­site pro­duces sur­name dis­tri­bu­tion maps show­ing where names are found to­day and where they were in the 1881 cen­sus.

7 The Ge­neal­o­gist

the­ge­neal­o­gist.co.uk This site is adding nu­mer­ous maps in 2015 in­clud­ing tithe maps from TNA linked to the records them­selves.

8 Val­u­a­tion Of­fice map finder

bit.ly/1y80dEc The In­land Rev­enue val­u­a­tions were com­piled be­tween 1910 and 1920 and are held at TNA in IR 58 ( field books) and IR 121-135 (maps) with com­pa­ra­ble records for Scot­land at the NAS. They list sur­veys and val­u­a­tions of most build­ings with names of own­ers and lease­hold­ers.

9 Old Maps On­line

oldmap­son­line.org This amaz­ing por­tal is a gate­way to his­tor­i­cal maps in li­brares around the world. Search for the area that you are in­ter­ested in and find out what’s on­line.

10 A Vi­sion of Bri­tain

vi­sionof­bri­tain.org.ukw Gives con­sid­er­able his­tor­i­cal back­ground de­tail on places, with a fine col­lec­tion of maps in­clud­ing the OS First Se­ries.

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