British Library Online Maps

British Library Online MapsDid you know about this, if you did why didn’t you tell me ?!!

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee on Hack Genealogy for pointing me to a blog post on History Tech I can now tell you about the maps from the British Library which are now online. They British Library Online Mapsare fascinating and so helpful for giving a sense of place for our ancestors. I remember years ago wonder why a certain set of ancestors went to a town some distance to find wives/husbands. There seemed to a few parishes which were a lot closer, but looking at a map showing the topography I found the reason – a range of hills which at that time didn’t have any roads over them. Very obvious when you look at a map!

So thanks Thomas & thanks Glenn.


  1. I didn’t know about this site either. My thanks to you and Thomas for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Shauna Hicks says:

    Yes a nice little discovery thanks everyone!

  3. Linda, I knew about it but had forgotten. thanks for the reminder.

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