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Introducing Map Explorer 28th March 2019

Our latest innovation helps you find an ancestor's property and watch the landscape change over time. Our team has georeferenced the Lloyd George Maps for Greater London which are available now, with further exciting developments planned for the coming months.

The powerful Map Explorer has been developed to view these georeferenced historic maps laid on top of modern background maps including those from Ordnance Survey and Bing Street maps, as well as a satellite view, letting you see where your ancestor's house is today.

To complement the launch of the new Map Explorer, we have also released historic Ordnance Survey maps covering England, Scotland and Wales between the 1890s and 1960s. These have been georeferenced, allowing you to see how the landscape changed over time.

  • The Map Explorer displays maps for different historical periods up to the modern day
  • Maps are fully searchable by county, parish, street and even postcode
  • Zoom in to show the individual properties as they were at the time
  • Use the transparency slider to reveal a modern street map underneath
  • Change the modern base map displayed to more clearly understand what the area looks like today
  • Georeferenced pins link to the records for each property
  • Display county or parish boundaries

To find out more and to see a short video introducing this innovative new tool, visit TheGenealogist.co.uk/maps.

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The new Map Explorer from TheGenealogist, going from a historic map to modern satellite view

We have just launched an innovative new Map Explorer to help you trace ancestors' properties through time.

Find out more and watch the video here.

Top Sites Compared: Who Do You Think You Are?
WDYTYA Comparison
TheGenealogist Ticks the Boxes
"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
Magazine Reviews


WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

Your Family History Magazine“The unique Non-Conformist records on TheGenealogist.co.uk are invaluable.” 
Laura Berry, Editor - Your Family History Magazine

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