Friday, 25 February 2011

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Ancestry have added a version of this sometimes interesting reference for places in your English family history. You can learn basic geographic facts of the time for many, but not all, places.  

Various editions of the Lewis dictionary are available free through the Internet Archive (texts) and Google Books.

 Find the Ancestry version at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Lewis Gazetteer is one of my most useful referece books, and the first one I turn to when trying to interpet a town or village in a badly written census. I also find the location information and population useful in prioritizing my search amongst several candidates.