Thursday, 22 October 2009

Bowden and Lilliesleaf census mapping complete!

I’m pleased to tell you that the parishes of Bowden and Lilliesleaf in Roxburghshire are now finished and online. St. Boswells is also well along, just the village to map.

Some people have been wondering how accurate the pointers are in Google maps. Do they just point to a parish or are the on a precise house? Well unless it says “General location” the pointers are to the exact house.

So for example this entry for George and Margaret Alexander in the 1841 census gives a general location.

On the other hand this entry for John and Helen Dobson in the 1841 census gives a precise location.

Now obviously we are human so we may have got some wrong, and if you find one please let me know so that we can rectify any mistakes immediately. We have compared many maps though and various census years so I hope the mistakes are few and far between. Also if you do know the exact location for a house that we only have a general location for please let us know so that people can find it too.

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