Find a census household from 1891 with georeferenced maps at TheGenealogist


06 July 2022
The 1891 census is now linked to historical and modern georeferenced maps by TheGenealogist to make it easier than ever to find where ancestors lived and explore the surrounding neighbourhood.

Family and house historians are able to investigate the streets, lanes and wider areas of where their ancestors lived at the time of the 1891 census in this latest release from TheGenealogist that sees the 1891 census linked up to the Map Explorer™ for the first time. 

The 1891 Census joins the 1901 census, 1911 census and the 1939 Register that are already connected to the Map Explorer™ at TheGenealogist. This means that researchers are able to identify where their forebears lived and see the routes their ancestors used to visit shops, local pubs, churches, places of work and parks. 

With this release, Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can pinpoint ancestors’ properties at the time of the 1891 census and so investigate the neighbourhood from behind their computer screen. Alternatively, users may also access TheGenealogist on their mobile phone to trace their ancestors’ footprints while walking down modern streets.

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Most of the London area and other towns and cities can be viewed down to the property level, while other parts of the country will identify down to the parish, road or street.

Viewing a household record from the 1891 census on TheGenealogist will now show a map, locating your ancestor’s house. Clicking on this map loads the location in Map Explorer™, enabling you to explore the area and see the records of neighbouring properties.

Find out more in this blog at TheGenealogist.