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TheGenealogist cuts the cost of pinpointing your ancestors


TheGenealogist has been praised for its innovative tools that allow you to discover exactly where your ancestors lived, using Map Explorer™. This innovative feature has now been added to Gold and Starter level subscriptions.


Home of Joseph Chamberlain (father of the WW2 prime minister) found on the 1891 census in Map Explorer™  

Census pins identify properties on Map Explorer™ 


Image Archive records located on Map Explorer™ 


From today, a significant number of databases including the 1891, 1901 and 1911 census, plus TheGenealogist’s Image Archive pictures and along with the Domesday Book 1086, are now available with pins on georeferenced maps in Map Explorer™. This makes  Starter & Gold Subscriptions powerful resources for researchers to see where their forebears lived, as well as to investigate the neighbourhood and surrounding area. Accessing Map Explorer™ on a mobile allows researchers to walk in the footsteps of ancestors and discover where homes, schools, places of work and other buildings may once have stood but have now disappeared. 


This interface will place a pin on the house using historical data to identify its location where possible or if not, the street or parish on an appropriate map of the area connected to the record. As this resource makes use of a number of historical and modern maps matching the same precise coordinates, Starter & Gold subscribers are in a much better position to see where their ancestors had once lived even if the area has now changed.


To find out what’s included in the discounted Starter and Gold subscriptions go to www.thegenealogist.co.uk/PRTGAUG22


To read about using the Census collection, Image Archive and Domesday Book 1086 linked to mapping for an area recently in the news see our article: Mapping the records from a PM’s house to the Conqueror’s Manor



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The March issue of Discover Your Ancestors Periodical is  now available. This month this genealogical magazine features articles on: Lost and found: Sharon Brookshaw explores the history of child abandonment and the rise of foundling institutions The Marine boys (and girls): Nell Darby on the history of a unique society which helps poor children find work at sea Plotting the past: Tithe maps are coming online A nation of gardeners: Margaret Powling digs into the history of gardening as a popular pastime The First Fleeters: Laura Berry follows the experiences of people in the first penal colony to be founded in Australia Before the trains came: Horse-drawn transport in Leeds The great survey: Jill Morris delves into Griffith’s Valuation History in the details: Jayne Shrimpton on wellies Regulars: News + events / Books / Place in focus: Devon / Classifieds Subscribers get this high quality monthly digital magazine delivered to their own personalised online account every month. The beautifully designed 30+ page online magazine is packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice. This regular and affordable service is a must have for anyone starting out in family history research, or for those with more experience but who have reached brick walls. Visit their website now to pick up your copy today: http://www.discoveryourancestors.co.uk/

Discover Your Ancestors March

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