JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] Websites: Geograph Photographs Great Britain; Wellcome Library and Wellcome Images #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

A site, new to me at least, is "Geograph" whose intent is to photograph
every square kilometer of Britain and Ireland., making it a companion to
Google Earth. Thus far there are 3,805,890 images covering 270,948 grid
squares, about 81.6% of the total area to be covered. It is a free site.
Go to: http://www.geograph.org.uk/ and click on "search on the left and
then type in where you are looking for. In addition to the photograph of the
place you put in the search box, the grid number appears as does the date
and name of the photographer. There is also the opportunity to look at grid
maps which also has an interactive feature. This feature covers: England,
Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The
photographs are of current vintage and not historical , although some of the
modern photographs are of historical areas. The site includes photographic
collections >from various places of interest.

Also available on another free website, Wellcome Library's collection of
London health reports, the site has over 100,00 historic images which
include reports made by health officers., While names of people are not
included, if you know addresses they are included and you may find out not
only about the health of the nation at a particular time (typhus, scarlet
fever outbreaks, etc.) but what may have occurred in your family's home.
The London medical reports span 1848-1972. To research the searchable
medical reports go to: http://wellcomelibrary.org/moh/ .

Wellcome Library also has over 100,000 images at their site:
http://wellcomeimages.org/ . On the search box to the right click on the
dropdown box to historical images and insert your search word in the box. As
an example, I tried "synagogue" and three historical images appeared

Thank you to Peter Calver and his Lost Cousins newsletter for informing of
us about these websites.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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