Maps, places and surnames

FamilySearch Place Research Tool

This new tool has replaced the Place Standard Finder and performs the same functionality and more. It provides access to standardized information about locations and can assist researchers in searching for exact spellings, checking whether locations exist, as well as…

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online (TGN)

The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Other information related to history, population, culture, art and…

Old Maps Online

The OldMapsOnline Portal is a gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by…

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,…

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…

National Library of Wales (NLW)

Use the Discover Tab > NLW Resources > More NLW Resources for access to an alphabetical list of free digital resources. They include:• Archives and Manuscripts• Crime and Punishment – Information about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol…

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…

A Vision of Britain through Time

A vision of Britain from 1801 to now. A unique site that uses census and other records to present the history of Britain through places. It includes maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.TIP: Do a search for the place where…

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.