Findmypast Adds Contexts to UK Census Locations With New Feature

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Findmypast add new characteristic to assist researchers study extra about the place their ancestors lived 

·        Findmypast’s 1891, 1901 and 1911 census transcripts now present key data on the surrounding native space  

·        Sourced from Findmypast’s Complete Gazetteer of England and Wales 1895, transcripts now present beneficial contextual data and color maps on the cities, cities, villages and parishes our ancestors known as residence 

·        By robotically connecting census transcripts to over 25,000 Gazeteer entries from each county in England and Wales, Findmypast helps researchers all over the world paint a fuller image of their ancestor’s lives  


Findmypast has at present introduced the launch of a useful new replace to their UK Census search that’s designed to assist researchers uncover extra concerning the locations their ancestor’s known as residence.  


Now reside on all 18911901 and 1911 English and Welsh Census transcripts, the brand new “Gazetteer” characteristic robotically matches related content material from Findmypast’s Comprehensive Gazetteer Of England and Wales 1895 to the areas recorded on particular person census returns.  


UK censuses are important for locating the place your British ancestors and their household lived, typically revealing the placement of their residence all the way down to the identify of the road and even the identify or variety of their home.  


Whereas this data is essential to piecing collectively their lives, many researchers, notably these from outdoors of the UK, will discover ancestors dwelling in areas that they’re fully unfamiliar with, making it troublesome to get a way of the native tradition, panorama and what it was wish to reside there.  


By “zoning” every entry of the 1895 Gazetteer, Findmypast have been in a position to create a characteristic that brings the areas revealed by these censuses to life in vivid element, permitting researchers to discover the cities, cities, villages and parishes that performed a defining function of their household story with larger ease than ever earlier than.   


With greater than 25,000 particular person entries and delightful color maps of each English and Welsh County, the 1895 Gazetteer can present household historians with outstanding insights into the place their ancestors lived their lives. 


In addition to maps exhibiting political boundaries, railways and geographical options, the gazetteer consists of concise info about every location, together with however not restricted to native historical past, notable inhabitants and principal trades. 


Of specific worth for household historians is the eye paid to church buildings and different ecclesiastical institutions within the varied parishes; this will present invaluable assist in figuring out the possible areas of unique information for locations with which ancestors could also be related.  


There’s additionally appreciable historic data, point out of the primary properties in every place, and the households related to these properties. Victorian satisfaction is proven by detailed statistics regarding commerce, delivery, manufactures and agriculture. 


Chris Brake, Head of Knowledge Merchandise at Findmypast mentioned; “At Findmypast we’re all the time eager to look past the information, and attempt to perceive and supply extra data on the context of individuals’s lives. The gazetteer on our later censuses (mixed with the lately launched historic maps) will present a up to date description of the placement from a current gazetteer – to supply our customers just a little extra perception past only a place identify on a census kind” 

Now obtainable on all 97 million English and Welsh census transcripts between 1891 and 1911, Findmypast subscribers will have the ability to learn gazetteer entries inside the census transcript itself or comply with a hyperlink to the related picture to browse maps and way more. 


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