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Colour Tithe Maps added to Map Explorer™ 06 January 2020
Our latest innovation to help you find an ancestor's property and watch the landscape change over time has now been enhanced by the addition of georeferenced Colour Tithe Maps. So now you can view exactly where your ancestor lived or worked on a modern day map. We're also releasing colour tithe maps for Cumberland - you can search these as normal or browse them on Map Explorer™.
The colour maps now available on MapExplorer™ cover the counties of Warwickshire, Rutland, Huntingdonshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Northumberland, Surrey, Westmorland, York City, North and East Ridings of Yorkshire along with the newly launched Cumberland.
Joining the georeferenced Lloyd George Data Layer, Headstones and War Memorials, the Colour Tithe Maps are a significant addition to the ever-expanding Map Explorer™. Our Diamond subscribers have access to all layers within Map Explorer™.
To find out more about the release, you can read Nick Thorne's article Exploring the Island at Twickenham.
New Searchable War Memorials 20 December 2019
We have just released over 12,000 records from 138 War Memorials. This means that there is now a total of over 580,000 War Memorial Records that are fully searchable in TheGenealogist's Military Collection with photographs centred on their inscription. These memorials can give researchers an insight into the education, rank, regiment and occupation of an ancestor.
The War Memorial records will allow the family history researcher to discover additional War Memorials from England and Canada, fully searchable records which are transcribed from images of the tributes, colour images of the memorial centred on their name and a variety of memorials in honour of the war dead from various conflicts.
This new release covers memorials that are not all set in stone or cast in iron. There is the WW1 memorial volume book held in Darlington Central Library for Pease and Partners of Darlington. This firm owned mines, quarries and other works all over County Durham and Teesside.
You can read more about this release in our latest article - Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War.
Bedfordshire Colour Tithe Maps Released 27 November 2019
We have just released a collection of Colour Tithe Maps for Bedfordshire to join the previously published greyscale maps in our National Tithe Records collection.
This release of attractive colour digitised maps will provide you with highly detailed plans sourced from The National Archives (TNA). We have linked these to the appropriate apportionment books that provide researchers with the details of the plots, their owners and their occupiers at the time that the survey was taken in Victorian times. These make the maps easier to understand as the streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, houses and trees are often highlighted in different colours.
These tagged colour maps join the previously released apportionment record books, national greyscale maps and colour maps for Warwickshire, Rutland, Huntingdonshire, Buckinghamshire, City of York, Middlesex, Northumberland, Surrey, Westmorland, and the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. The National Tithe Records collection gives the family history researcher the ability to search by name and keyword (for example parish or county) to look for property holdings from large estate owners to occupiers of small plots such as a homestead, or a cottage.
To find out more, you can read Nick Thorne's article, where he discovers the cousins who bought a village.
Lloyd George Domesday records for the Borough of Hackney 12 November 2019
We have just released maps and field books for the Borough of Hackney into our property ownership and occupancy record set, The Lloyd George Domesday Survey. These records make use of our powerful new Map Explorer™ to access the maps and residential data, so you are able to see the district as it was in that period. Because these large scale maps include plots for the exact properties and are married to various georeferenced historic map overlays and modern base maps on the Map Explorer™, by using the opacity controls you can see how the land has changed.
This release includes the following areas: Clapton, Dalston, Hackney, Homerton, Hornsey South, Hoxton, Kingsland, Moorfields, South Hackney, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington and West Hackney.
Colour Tithe Maps for Warwickshire 24 October 2019
We have just released additional sets of Colour Tithe Maps to join the previously available greyscale maps in our National Tithe Records collection. This release for Warwickshire is of high-resolution colour digitised maps which will provide the family historian with highly detailed maps sourced from both The National Archives as well as the Warwick County Record Office.
Researchers searching for owners or occupiers of Warwickshire land surveyed in the 19th century for the Tithe Commutation Act 1836, now have a choice of plans linked to the fully searchable apportionment schedules. Subscribers to our Diamond membership can select to view The National Archives' grayscale maps, The National Archives' colour maps, or the Warwickshire Record Office colour maps when using the Tithe & Landowner records for this county. The Warwickshire Record Office maps are, in many cases, less faded and more vibrant in their colours, having had less wear and tear than the alternatives.
North Buckinghamshire added to Lloyd George Domesday Records 11 October 2019
We have just released the North Buckinghamshire maps and field books into our land and occupiers record set, The Lloyd George Domesday Survey. This unique online resource allows researchers to discover where an ancestor lived in the 1910-1915 period from various London districts and now, for the first time, North Buckinghamshire.
These records make use of TheGenealogist's powerful new Map Explorer™ to access the maps and residential data, giving those who want to investigate where their ancestors lived in the period before the First World War some powerful new features to use.
The Lloyd George Domesday Survey records are sourced from The National Archives and are being digitised by TheGenealogist so that it is possible to precisely locate where an ancestor lived on large scale hand annotated maps. These plans include plots for the exact properties and are married to various georeferenced historic map overlays and modern base maps on the Map Explorer™ which allows the researcher to thoroughly investigate the area in which an ancestor lived.You can find out more about these records by reading Nick Thorne's article in which he discovers the historic home of codebreaking, Bletchley Park.
New Regimental Histories 27 September 2019
We have just released a set of 50 Regiments' Records & Histories to join our ever-growing military records collection bringing the total coverage to over 70 different regiments.
Researchers can use the collection to follow an ancestor’s regiment, discovering the battles they took part in and trace their movements. You can also find ancestors who were mentioned in the war movement diaries or listed in the appendices of men and officers of the regiment.
This release covers records from the 17th century in the earliest incidence, for The Honourable Artillery Company 1611-1682, through to the late 1920s for The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle, 1927. There are also a large number of Regimental Histories that cover the First World War which can reveal some fascinating details for family historians tracing their ancestors in World War I.
Find out more in Nick Thorne's Latest Article.