NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams attended the launch of the GB1900 Historical Gazetteer in the summer, the output of which is available via the National Library of Scotland’s wonderful maps portal ( geo.nls.uk/maps/gb1900). Volunteers created this gazetteer of Great Britain by extracting all of the textual information from the 1900 six-inch OS maps – resulting in about 2.6 million place names from not only towns and villages, but farms, fields, woods, wells, footpaths and windmills. Meanwhile the wider NLS site has all kinds of maps covering Scotland, the UK and the world, including town plans, county maps, coastal charts, military maps and estate maps. A boundaries viewer is useful for checking parishes, and you can browse the collection by map-maker or place, or view them overlaid on modern maps.