Old Maps on New Website

Old Maps on New Website<p><!   Google Ads Injected by Adsense Explosion 1.1.1   ><div class=adsxpls id=adsxpls2 style=padding:7px; display: block; margin left: auto; margin right: auto; text align: center;><!   AdSense Plugin Explosion num: 1   ><script type=text/javascript><!  

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Old maps from places such as the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and many overseas archives are now available online thanks to a joint venture between the University of Portsmouth and JISC.

More archives & libraries have signed up to allow their collections to be put online in the months to come so this is a site which need to be bookmarked as a favourite and returned to on a regular basis.

The graphics come through very clearly and also on a side bar is some interesting information about the map. Maps add so much to a family history that I am sure we will all join in congratulating the University of Portsmouth in offering such a wonderful site.

http://www.oldmapsonline.org

Historic Bristol Maps Online

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>This website offers access to historic maps, images & links for the city of Bristol. There is a good guide to using the site and what you can expect to find. Even though I don’t have any Bristol family I had great fun playing with this website !!

 

http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/know-your-place

 

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Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic Maps

Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic MapsDid you know that the Ordnance Survey of Ireland offer free online access to their historic mapping archive? Of course they would like it if you purchased a map whilst visiting their site, but to view the maps online is free, very helpful to pinpoint where the Irish branch of the family came from.

 

http://shop.osi.ie/Shop/Products/Default.aspx#historic