From a Crystal Palace to the home of a Lord Mayor embroiled in scandal

Sydenham Hill is fascinating. It rises higher than most in London, topping 350 feet at the southern end of the road that shares its name. Thus the simultaneous release of both areas' Lloyd George Domesday records by TheGenealogist and linking them to its Map Explorer™ allows us to take a look at this interesting part of the metropolis. Perhaps the most iconic building that once stood there was the Crystal Palace, relocated from Hyde Park after the Great Exhibition had closed in 1851. Continue reading...

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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 their ancestors from the Lewisham and Bromley areas. Diamond subscribers can find what their forebears' property was like in the years before WWI using the scanned images of the field books. These documents reveal what the surveyor from the years between 1910 and 1915 recorded about the size, state of repair and value of the house.

Find out more about these records in our featured article: From the Crystal Palace to the home of a Lord Mayor embroiled in scandal.

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From a Crystal Palace to the home of a Lord Mayor embroiled in scandal

Sydenham Hill is fascinating. It rises higher than most in London, topping 350 feet at the southern end of the road that shares its name. Thus the simultaneous release of both areas' Lloyd George Domesday records by TheGenealogist and linking them to its Map Explorer™ allows us to take a look at this interesting part of the metropolis. Perhaps the most iconic building that once stood there was the Crystal Palace, relocated from Hyde Park after the Great Exhibition had closed in 1851. Continue reading...

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WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

Your Family History Magazine“The unique Non-Conformist records on TheGenealogist.co.uk are invaluable.” 
Laura Berry, Editor - Your Family History Magazine

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