Research

Gazetteers, Maps & Dictionaries

Where was that place mentioned in my ancestor's will?
Here are some links that might help you find it.


Gazetteers of Place Names in the UK

http://www.gazetteer.co.uk/


Index of Place Names for Civil Registration

CuriousFox.com Database of every UK village and town with links to the exact location on modern and old maps. Each village has a page where you can add local and family history enquiries. You can also see what villages are nearby and look for surnames in counties or the whole of the UK

Modern Street Maps

Multimap - find by postcode or address

Streetmap - also allows searches by grid reference, telephone are, latitude & longitude etc

UK map24 - also has route planning option

Old Maps


First Series OS maps which show the old parish boundaries Limited access online but shop to purchase

Godfrey Reproductions of early large scale OS maps. Shop to purchase

Early maps of Bucks 17th-19th Century. Reproduced online

Pre 1974 Counties Map & Chapman Codes

19th Century maps of London


Old Maps Online - A graphical index of maps that are available online

National Library of Scotland - includes maps covering England. Now extended to include 24 inch to the mile OS

Greenwoods Map of London 1827

Charles Booth Online Archive

Berkshire Enclosure Online - includes a few parishes in the ancient county of Buckinghamshire


Parish Finders

Parloc gives grid reference & Eastings /Northings and surrounding parishes (Free downloadable program)

ParishFinder is online and does similar things but has a less friendly user interface

Latin/English Dictionary

Use this dictionary for quickly looking up the Latin words that occur in those early documents

(Updated 2016)