Old maps are a very important and a vital tool for tracing your house. When all else fails and the name or number is changed, or in some cases the address alters the position on a map will remain constant. The map will also show you how the town or village has changed over the years and the information you find will be a guide to the social and economic life of the community. The first place to check for maps is in the local library or record office. Several types of map survive and you need to ask your local library or record office which they have.
When considering maps you cannot discount the fabulous Google Street View which not only provides a map but a virtual tour of towns and cities all over the world.
In the UK something like 99 per cent of the roads are covered and it is worth browsing street view to see if your house still exists.
Links to history websites http://www.local-history.co.uk/links/historical.html
There are nearly 150 links to history websites on this page, so we have divided them into the sections.
A good selection of maps can be found at Cassini
Modern Maps can be used to try to locate a road or village
A really useful site to find a parish in UK and details such as the neighbouring parishes down load Par Loc
A useful site providing a list of every village in the UK go to Anyvillage