Tuesday, 7 December 2010
This website is a free online gazetteer and has a mass of useful information to the family historian. It contains details of British institutions such as asylums, hospitals, dispensaries, workhouses, almshouses and orphanages.
There is also an interesting section on occupations and a group of images that can be viewed of certain buildings. In the main it is more useful for England as the information for Scotland and Wales is not as comprehensive. The level of detail in some instances is quite informative. The site can be searched by using the access menu on the left of the page. This can be narrowed down by country and county.
Unfortunately the site has not been continually updated since 2008 but since April 2000 has had nearly seven million visitors.
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