Maps for genealogy answers

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Maps for genealogy answers

Post by ADP » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:32 am

Was there not somebody on that previous DG whose every answer was to consult a map?

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/index.html
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:51 am

Hello Andrew

Excuse the name. This is Dave masquerading as you know who.
(I'll delete it, and he can have it back)

Lookit the map was always an easy answer.

Guest

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:54 am

OK It's me this time. Been playing around renaming and creating forums. If you have any suggestions, feel free.

BigWullie2

Re: Maps for genealogy answers

Post by BigWullie2 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:03 am

ADP wrote:Was there not somebody on that previous DG whose every answer was to consult a map?

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/index.html
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/
I thought that it was you ??!!

Any idea, however remote of the name ??...................

Davie

ADP

Re: Maps for genealogy answers

Post by ADP » Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:26 pm

BigWullie2 wrote:I thought that it was you ??!!

Any idea, however remote of the name ??...................
Aye I was always the "mapman". I often took these ones up as a challenge looking at a host of different ages and types of maps on the nls digital library website and comparing them to the indexed maps of old-maps and streetmap, as well as a check on Google or Searchthingy where required. Also (on paper) I refer to the Royal Mail postcode directory. A good imagination for the spelling of placenames is also a requirement.

A couple of the good ones were Cairnknussie (in Aberdeenshire) and Phenzhopehaugh (in the middle of nowhere about 12 miles west of Hawick). The spelling of both varied a lot over the years.

All the best

Andrew

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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:17 pm

Hello Andy

My favourite place was Phantassie, which is near West Wemyss station (which, of course, is nowhere near West Wemyss).

I did consider buying the house there, just for the name - beats being near Helions Bumpstead!

ADP

Post by ADP » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:46 pm

There is always the woodland in the centre if this map.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x ... srf&dn=523

(text-size reduced to prevent the otherwise extra-wide bulletin board the address makes)

Andrew
Last edited by ADP on Sat Dec 11, 2004 12:58 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by mesklin » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:49 pm

Like it. Don't know if we can allow such names!

While you're here. Note the extra forums now visible in index.

This is a hidden, private forum.

Dave

ADP

Post by ADP » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:04 pm

mesklin wrote:While you're here. Note the extra forums now visible in index.

This is a hidden, private forum.
I logged out and found this forum to be visible, but the two new forums were not.

Andrew

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Post by Jack » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:27 pm

Hi Andrew,

If you want to return to that wood without reducing your text, then try that TinyURL site that came in useful on the old DG.

http://tinyurl.com/5us8n

My granny - the strait-laced one, would've "skelped ma lug" if i'd dared mentioned the place to her!

Jack

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