Explore the neighbourhood of your 1880s ancestors


28 November 2022
Downe House, Kent, the home of Charles Dickens
Where did my ancestors live? Were there shops, churches and pubs nearby? Find out with a new census and map link at TheGenealogist.

The above questions and more are now easier than ever to answer using TheGenealogist. This online family history website has just linked all of its 1881 census records of England, Scotland and Wales to its Map Explorer™ so that users can see the locations of houses plotted on georeferenced historic and modern map layers.

Uniquely on TheGenealogist viewing a household record from the 1881 census will now show a map pinpointing its location. Clicking on this pin opens Map Explorer™, enabling you to explore the area and see the records of neighbouring properties.

This allows you to research the streets, lanes and neighbourhoods in which your ancestors lived at the time of the 1881 census. With properties plotted on a map, you can see the routes their ancestors could have used to get to the shops, drop into their local pub, worship at their nearby church and travel to their place of work.

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