British Library Online Maps

Maps GenealogyDid 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 clip_image002[6]are 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.

http://www.bl.uk/maps/georeferencingmap.html

Comments

  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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