Better value from TheGenealogist

Map Explorer™ from TheGenealogist has been added to Gold and Starter level subscriptions.

“From today, a significant number of databases including 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses, plus TheGenealogist’s Image Archive pictures and along with the Domesday Book 1086,
are now available with pins on georeferenced maps in Map Explorer™. This makes Starter & Gold Subscriptions powerful resources for researchers to see where their
forebears lived, as well as to investigate the neighbourhood and surrounding area.
Accessing Map Explorer™ on a mobile allows researchers to walk in the footsteps of ancestors and discover where homes, schools, places of work and other buildings may once have stood but have now disappeared.
This interface will place a pin on the house using historical data to identify its location where possible or if not, the street or parish on an appropriate map of the area connected to the
record. As this resource makes use of a number of historical and modern maps matching the same precise coordinates, Starter & Gold subscribers are in a much better position to see where their ancestors had once lived even if the area has now changed.

To find out what’s included in the discounted Starter and Gold subscriptions go to

Read more about the capabilities at Mapping the records from a PM’s house to the Conqueror’s Manor.

Considering that many of the records available are also on the three more popular genealogy websites, along with many others, one has to look hard at the benefit of the additional access available on The Genealogist. It must be a takeover target!

One Reply to “Better value from TheGenealogist”

  1. I always consider hard when I get an offer like this from TG, but almost always also decide against going for a sub. The ONLY other record set it has that I want are the tithe records. Those are definitely useful to me. I also found it annoying that you HAD to get the top sub for a full year in order to access the best records and features.

    Like you, I imagine either Ancestry or FMP are looking at acquiring TG. FMP would be the most obvious, given it too focusses on British records. That’s another reason not to subscribe…the money could all disappear after a takeover.

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