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Monthly Archives: May 2020

The Local Historian – free access

BALH (The British Association for Local History) has made all online back issues of The Local Historian (their quarterly journal) free to download for the duration of the pandemic crisis. Usually only those older than three years are available to access free of charge.

The Local historian - free access

Be sure to take a look. There are loads of interesting articles that may help your research or trigger ideas to pursue for your One-Place Study.

Click here to access back copies for download

Gresford, Denbighshire, Wales

Gresford in Denbighshire is the latest addition to the One-Place Studies Directory.

Gresford one-place study, Denbighshire, Wales

The study includes people who are connected with Gresford Parish through birth, marriage, death, burial or residence. Historically, a small part of the parish was in Flintshire. The study area includes Gwersyllt, Llay and Rossett.

It increases the total number of study places in Wales to 11, compared with 39 in Scotland, 216 in Ireland and 1,710 in England.

Welsh genealogical studies are notoriously difficult because of the very high numbers of people sharing very common surnames such as Jones, Roberts, Williams etc.

The study owner is a member of WikiTree.

NLS Maps new search function

The National Library of Scotland have added a really handy new search function to their fantastic NLS Maps website.

NLS Maps: new place name search

You can now enter the name of a little known place name and the function will help you find it on Ordnance Survey six-inch maps.

For example, if a census revealed someone was born at Scratchy Bottom, the search function will help you quickly find that place.

Try it now.

Or search our One Place Study Directory