Essential Maps For Family Historians
Date of publication: September 2009
Publisher: Countryside Books
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Maps are an essential tool in the search for places connected with the lives of our ancestors, helping us to make sense of how and where they lived. Houses, farms, businesses, factories, towns, streets, villages and parishes, many of which have been destroyed by urban and industrial development, can be located in time and space.
In this original new book, the author covers all of the principle map types including estate and manorial maps, enclosure and tithe maps, Valuation Office survey maps and the National Farm Survey 1941 - 1943. Of great interest to local and family historians alike, these maps help us to make sense of how and where our ancestors lived, identifying an individual's location and circumstances within his or her community. The maps in the book are reproduced in colour and there are integrated case studies within each chapter.