Old Maps on New Website

clip_image002Old 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

clip_image002This 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

clip_image002Did 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