Talking of Maps

Last month I presented a talk entitled ‘How maps were made and why it matters to family historians’ at the Bury St Edmunds group of the Suffolk Family History Society.  Online maps are becoming ever more common as technology makes the process easier.  A map is only as good as the data it draws on, so beware.

The example discussed in Lost in 1939 – The Misleading Map contains both good and bad data in FindMyPast’s maps linked to the 1939 Register.  The difference between where roads in the QBEZ enumeration district actually are and where FindMyPast puts them is show in this Google Map:

 

© Sue Adams 2016

 

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