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Staffordshire districts

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I sometimes find it difficult when searching records as my ancestors have very often used different birthplace names from census to census.
Is Walsall a part of Lichfield?
Is Bloxwich in Walsall or Lichfield?
Walsall Wood is that a village? Suburb?
I just find it very confusing at times and as I am not from that area I am not familiar with the placenames.
Can anyone suggest some tips?
Thanks Kim:kissu:
 

dochines

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hi Kim

In addition to Julie's recommendation to use Genuki which is an excellent resource I always have a good old fashion map book on my desk so that I can look up the place names and orientate myself in relation to nearby towns and villages. I have learnt a lot about UK geography this way

It is possible to photocopy a map book page and mark on a map where people moved from one village to the next. it gives an interesting extra dimension to the tree.

I also try to find a picture of the place concerned on the internet and copy it into my tree. Cannot publish them but useful for personal use

dochines
 

sml

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I too have always used a good old fashined map book which now contains well thumbed pages.
Thank you Indigo for telling us about the Index of Places for England and Wales. I have added it to my favourites and I'm sure it will prove very useful.:)
 

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