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Important London Resource Now Complete
21st September 2022
New Major Release!
The Lloyd George Domesday Survey is now complete for all of the Greater London boroughs, as well as for North Buckinghamshire. Over 1.6 Million records within Greater London are now searchable by name, address or location.
This is a key resource for those researching London in the Edwardian …
New Headstone Records Added
31st August 2022
Our International Headstone Collection has been boosted with 100,000 new records this week, bringing the total to nearly 400,000 records in the collection available for all Diamond subscribers.
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Over 109,000 Land Tax Records on Map Explorer
28th July 2022
More than 109,000 new IR58 Valuation Office land tax records for owners and occupiers have been added to our Lloyd George Domesday Survey records. Each property is shown plotted on detailed mapping on our Map Explorer™.
Researchers can now discover all types of interesting details about the homes of …
Complete Tithe Maps for England now on Map Explorer
15th July 2022
You can now search the complete National Tithe Record Collection for England and view their ancestors' land and homes plotted through the ages on Victorian Tithe maps, as well as on today's Modern Street and Satellite maps.
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Snapshot of Edwardian London revealed in Land Tax Records
20th September 2022
If you want to find out about the value, use, extent or ownership of an ancestor’s property or piece of land in England or Wales around the beginning of the 20th century, then these IR58 records from the Valuation Office Survey are a gem. The survey, which was carried out between 1910 and 1915, provided a unique snapshot of land and property in the Edwardian era. It asked its worth, how it was used and by whom. The unintended consequences of this government ordered survey is that, looking back from our position in the 21st century, it has inadvertently provided us a great picture of society in Edwardian times for us to use in researching our family's story.
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