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# Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Maps of historic London
Posted by Grace

If your family hails from London (or you just like cartography), you'll love this site: the British Library's virtual exhibition of historical maps of the city.

The 40 historic plats are organized on a Google map, making it easy to determine what areas they represent. The maps and images are also divided by time period, and you can access a zoomable version to see them up close. I especially like the map from 1653 with the lengthy title "A guide for Cuntrey men In the famous Cittey of LONDON by the helpe of wich plot they shall be able to know how farr it is to any Street."

For more resources for researching your English roots, you can always refer to our Ethnic Toolkit. The University of Texas also has a large collection of historic British maps in its Perry-CastaƱeda Map Collection.


International Genealogy | Libraries and Archives
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 4:25:24 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [1]
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 3:31:37 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Thank you so much for letting us know about the historic maps of London. I've forgotten how to make a focus list from my PAF program. I checked on 866-406.1830 for PAF support & she directed me to the User's Guide p 95-102.

Now with list in hand of my ancestors born/christened in London I can begin use of this great map collection now available.

THANX AGAIN jackie (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Jackie
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