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===Online GazetteerIntroduction===*[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100188159 '''Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of England''']
Maps can help you find where your ancestors lived. There are many types of maps. Each can help you in a different way. Historical maps describe economic growth and development, boundaries, migration and settlement patterns, military campaigns, transportation development, effects of plagues, and other historical information. Road maps provide details on highways, rivers, and town size. Other types include parish maps, county maps, topographical maps, enclosure maps, civil district maps, and church diocesan maps.
*''Rural and City Maps.''Typescript. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1985. (FHL book 942 E73c.)
=== Using Maps ===
Use maps carefully for the following reasons:
*Several places may have the same name. For example, 100 places are called Mount Pleasant in England. *The place-name on the map may not be spelled as expected, because names were often spelled as they sounded.
*Parish boundaries are seldom indicated.
To do successful research in English records, you must identify where your ancestor lived. Because many localities have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can find the correct area on a map. Search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about the area, including the following:
*The parish and county where the place is located *The civil registration district that served your ancestor’s parish (after 1837) *The names of the churches *The size of the town and parish *The names of other villages in the parish *Your ancestor’s occupation *Nearby localities, such as large cities *Places where related ancestors lived *Nearby features, such as rivers and mountains
*The area’s industries
This information will help you distinguish between places of the same name and help you locate the correct place on a map. See [[England Gazetteers]] for more information.
=== Finding Maps and Atlases ===
Collections of maps and atlases are available at historical societies, county record offices, and public and university libraries. Major collections for England are at the British Library (see [[England Archives and Libraries]] for address) and the Bodleian Library at Oxford:
:'''Ordnance Survey Office<br>'''Department LM<br>Romsey Road<br>Southampton, SO9 4DH<br>England<br>Internet: [https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/ Ordnance Survey]
=== Old Maps of the Great Britain ===
Providing access to Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive, jointly owned by the Ordnance Survey, Britain’s national mapping agency is this website:
*[http://www.old-maps.co.uk Old Maps of the United Kingdom]
*[http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/ Ordnance Maps of England]
Cambridge University [http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PR-ATLAS-00002-00061-00001/1 Digital Library] has the outstanding early 1600 John Speed (66) maps of Great Britain which have been published online at no cost.
=== Village by Village Maps in the United Kingdom and Ireland ===
Village by village maps and message boards in the United Kingdom and Ireland available on the internet.
Each village webpage might include:
*Historic map of the village *Street map of the village *Maps of surrounding area
*Message board for each village
Cost is free with added features if a membership is purchased.
*You must join as either a free or paid member to post messages. *One person of each message correspondence must be a paid member, therefore if you are a free member you can only contact paid members, and only paid members can contact you. *Cost for membership is&nbsp;an annual fee. *To use the “Search Surname” feature, you must be signed in as a free or paid user.
*To search for villages you do not have to be signed in.
=== Websites ===
Information is also accessible through the GENUKI Internet website at:
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GENUKI UK]
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genmaps/index.html RootsWeb Genmaps]
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== England Map Websites ==
Many Websites have maps. The following links are a few of the sites on the Internet.
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Ordnance Survey OpenData | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata/
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Google Maps | valign="middle" align="left" | http://maps.google.co.uk/
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Pictures of England | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.picturesofengland.com/mapofengland/
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Lonely Planet | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/europe/england/
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| valign="middle" align="left" | London Ancestor-England Map Site | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/maps-england.htm
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Old-Maps.co.uk | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.htm
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| valign="middle" align="left" | [http://mapco.net/index.htm MAPCO Map and Plan Collection] | valign="middle" align="left" | [http://mapco.net/index.htm http://mapco.net/index.htm&nbsp;]
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Medieval Atlas, Maps of England | valign="middle" align="left" | http://historymedren.about.com/library/atlas/blatengdex.htm
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Old maps of Plymouth, England | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.cyber-heritage.co.uk/maps/mayflower.htm
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Gardiner"s Atlas of English History | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.memoriallibrary.com/MAP/English/toc.htm
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| valign="middle" align="left" | GENUKI | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Gazetteer/
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| valign="middle" align="left" | England Jurisdictions 1851 | valign="middle" align="left" | [http://maps.familysearch.org/ http://maps.familysearch.org/]
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Domesday on a map 1086 | valign="middle" align="left" | [http://labs.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday/ http://labs.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday/]
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| valign="middle" align="left" | Geological Map of England | valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/geological-map-of-england-showing-coal-mining-districts<br>
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| valign="middle" align="left" | iTravelUK<br>| valign="middle" align="left" | http://www.itraveluk.co.uk/maps/england.html<br>
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