Friday 21 September 2012

Addressing History extends coverage to Aberdeen and Glasgow

The Addressing History website at has now moved beyond its previous target area of Edinburgh to incorporate Glasgow and Aberdeen, and has added several more Post Office Directories (1881 and 1891 for each city). The website essentially connects period maps which have been geo-referenced to a modern Google map, with data integrated also from the post office directories, allowing you to track an area across time and see who was there and how the place changed. The original launch of the site was covered on my Scottish GENES blog in November 2010 at

For more on the update to the site visit the project's own dedicated blog at

To Nicola and the team - nice one, and keep it coming! :)


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1 comment:

  1. Chris, we're delighted you like the new additions!

    With the new PODs added we think there'll be lots of new discoveries as people dig into their Glasgow and Aberdeen family histories. We'd love to hear what you and British GENES readers do find out with AddressingHistory so do let us know on our blog or via

    Thanks again,

    Nicola Osborne,
    AddressingHistory Project Officer.