Old Maps – What secrets do they reveal? Where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Did you know that there are four names on local maps that include ‘Clwydd’. Where are they on the map?

Your first reaction as a local would be the familiar Vale of Clwydd running from Chifley Road to under Mt York but by looking at old maps you can see that there are four different places on the local area maps that include Clwydd in its place name. Vale of Clwydd we are familiar with today, ‘Clwydd Valley’, the Village of Clwydd and the Parish of Clwydd. Which one is the right one for your research question?

Join us for an online discussion with Brian Fox speaking on ‘Who said old maps are not important? What secrets do they reveal? Researching a local place, city, town, suburb, obscure locality? Also covered will be those family history research questions – where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Online History Guest Speaker Event: 11 am on Thursday 10 September 2020 The importance of Maps for Historical Research.

Bookings: via Eventbrite on the library webpage. This is a History Week [Online] 2020 event – History: What is it good for?

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897 - Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Clwydd 1897 – Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Lett 1897 - Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish of Lett 1897 – Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897, Parish of Lett 1890, 1897 – Lands Registry Cancelled Maps https://hlrv.nswlrs.com.au/