Source Information

Ancestry.com. Royal Atlas of England & Wales 1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: J. G. Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. Royal Atlas of England & Wales 1895. London, England: George Newnes, Limited.

About Royal Atlas of England & Wales 1895

The Royal Atlas of England & Wales in this database is a large atlas with a scale of ¼” to 1 mile. It also includes city and street plans, statistical charts, and parliamentary representation divisions. There is an index of towns, boroughs, cities, etc. organized alphabetically including the county at the beginning of the volume. The maps are incredibly detailed, some with geographic highlights, others denoting population densities and climate per area.

This is an excellent source to get an overall feel for the geographic location your ancestor was from. You can find the general climate for the region, the major geographical features, measurements of monthly rainfall for the area, parish sizes and population density of their region.

Information in this index:

  • General map of England and Wales
  • Detailed maps of county divisions, parliamentary, parishes, etc.
  • Statistical tables of climates
  • Maps of geographical features
  • Railway maps
  • Town plans
  • Census population counts
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