Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
For those interested in Britain, this free website may be of interest: A
Vision of Britain Through Time http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/.
It covers 1801-2001. The website provides a useful way to search the United
Kingdom by place name. A typical search will provide a brief history of the
town/village as well as links to historic maps, statistics, writings, census
information, etc. on the town. This one website can quickly provide great
geographical and historical context to ancestral searches. The website is
run by the University of Portsmouth.
Note: to download their
databases such as the historical maps, digital boundaries and historical
statistics is limited to users in the UK, universities, colleges and
schools. To read the limitations click on the tab "data
Thank you to Genealogy In Time Magazine for alerting us to this
very interesting website.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee