11 May 2020
TheGenealogist has announced the release of georeferenced black & white tithe maps for four English counties.
These 927 new additions allow researchers to find an ancestor's property and then track that landscape through time, using TheGenealogist's unique map tool.
Track a property over time
The addition to the Map Explorer™ of the black & white tithe maps for Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire linked to the apportionment books will enable researchers to find:
- details of the plots
- their owners and their occupiers at the time that the survey was taken in Victorian times
- how the landscape changes over time with the aid of the georeferenced historical and modern map layers.
Tithe maps and records were drawn up from 1836 to the 1850s, with additional altered apportionments in later years when property was sold or divided. Tithes usefully record all levels of society from large estate owners to occupiers of small plots such as a homestead or a cottage.
The Map Explorer™ now features colour tithe maps for the counties of Buckinghamshire, Cumberland, Essex, Huntingdonshire, Middlesex, Northumberland, Rutland, Surrey, Westmorland, the City of York as well as North and East Ridings of Yorkshire plus black and white maps for Berkshire, Cambridge, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.
Find out more on TheGenealogist website.
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