The first part of an exciting new major record set has been released to help family historians find where their ancestors lived in early Edwardian England. The 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey combines a unique combination of maps and residential data, held by The National Archives, so that researchers can precisely locate their ancestor’s house on large scale (5 feet to the mile) hand annotated maps of London. Searching a modern map for historic addresses is problematic when an area has been destroyed in the Blitz or redeveloped in the intervening years and so changing sites out of all resemblance from what had stood there before. Many lanes and roads have been extinguished to build estates and office blocks. Streets may have been renumbered, redirected, while others have been shortened with part of the road having being built over. All this means that searching for where an ancestor lived by using modern maps can be frustrating when they fail to pinpoint where the old properties had once been.
TheGenealogist's new release will link individual properties to extremely detailed ordnance survey maps used in 1910 which are coupled with the accompanying books that will also provide researchers with basic information relative to the valuation of each property, including the valuation assessment number, map reference, owner, occupier, situation, description and extent. It will also enable family historians and those doing house histories to locate a specific house using an address that has previously been found in a census, or in a street directory. Fully searchable by name, county, parish and street.
The maps will zoom down to show the individual properties as they existed in 1910
You can find out more about these records by reading our featured article, Edwardian occupiers, owners of property and long lost streets...
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