There is no "one-stop" shop answer to your question.
Since you don't specify the date required or scale that you might like - it
is impossible to answer your question in an intelligent manner.
Once you know those - you can more or less get what map you want - at a
There are sites like "Old Maps" run by the OS, the Cassini Maps series - and
for the 1840s, Tithe Maps are invaluable to locate precisely where your
family lived from the 1841 Census Returns.
You can track reproduction maps through to the modern day. Again, towns
present different issues to the countryside.
So your question is too general to answer, really.
But one thing is for certain. You have to learn where they lived and
understand the local geography - without that you miss vital clues to all
sorts of activities.
If in doubt - the County Record Office should always be able to guide you as
Brian Picton Swann
ISOGG Regional Co-ordinator, England & Wales
From: dyfed-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Howard
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:02 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Maps
I am about to confess, so read carefully.
I have seen, through this forum and others, that the maps available to
genealogy researchers can be an invaluable aid. I have searched the OS maps
and found it to be thoroughly confusing to find the correct map for the
place I want to view, I'm missing something in their use and don't know what
it might be. Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction to
better use these assets?
I also know that there are many old maps which show historic villages and
farms but, again, I don't know where to find a listing of maps available for
specific areas. Is there any hope for me? Being across the big pond
doesn't help either.
In general, is there a good reference on the use of UK maps?
One positive thing, by browsing the maps I found an alternate spelling for a
place name which resulted in locating a farm which my 3Gr Grandfather
farmed, and it is even in the British Listed Buildings!
Thanks for any input and suggestions.
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