Maps and places

Historypin

Historypin lets you share historical pictures and stories by pinning them to a location on a world map. Google Street View can be overlaid with the historical photos for a modern comparison. Museums, individuals, local history societies, historical photo archives,…

Ancestry.com – England Family History Research Page

There are 1551+ data collections online. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The collections are arranged in the following categories:• England Census & Voter Lists• England Birth,…

Britain From Above – 1919-1953

This site offers free access to 96,000+ old aerial images of Britain.  It features some of the oldest and most valuable images of the Aerofilms Collection, a unique archive one million+ aerial photographs 1919 and 2006. The photographs on the…

Warwickshire County Record Office

The Resources and Catalogues link offers access to Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the online catalogue. Online databases include: • Licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828.• Warwickshire tithe apportionments contains information from the Warwickshire tithe apportionments, produced after the Tithe Commutation Act…

Streetmap.co.uk

This site provides a street and road map search for Great Britain. You can search by post code, street, place name, telephone, landranger, latitude / longitude, OS grid and London street.

Curious Fox

This site is a village by village contact site for UK and Ireland villages, towns and counties. Family history, local history, surname and genealogy contact messages are arranged by place and can viewed and submitted. This site is free to…

FamilySearch – England Jurisdictions 1851

Enter an English place name in the search box and the location is displayed on a map of England. Select a name from the search results and a 1851 county map is displayed. Map type can be changed to Google…

Locating London’s Past

This website allows the user to overlay historical data onto John Rocque’s 1746 map of London. Records of crime, poor relief, taxation, elections, local administration, plague deaths and archaeological finds can all be searched and mapped on this site.

FIND’s Sketchmap

This site allows you to create, customise, annotate and PDF your own maps for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The user-friendly mapping toolkit allows you to annotate with shapes, text, symbols, styling, use measuring tools and save to PDF…

Old-maps.co.uk

Old-Maps is a comprehensive historical map archive with historical maps covering England, Wales and Scotland.  The map archive provides a step by step picture of land use changes that have taken place from the mid-19th Century onwards, from OS County…