TheGenealogist has excitedly announced the completion of its project to provide comprehensive access to historic records and maps for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

With over 1,100 square miles of searchable property records from the 1910s now available, this achievement is a significant milestone for genealogists, historians, and anyone interested in the history of these two counties.

The completion of the 1910s land tax records for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, known as the Lloyd George Domesday Survey records, is a valuable resource for family and house historians. These records are fully searchable, making it easy to research the history of properties and land ownership in these regions.

Key features of this release include:

  • Finding individual properties on detailed 1910-1915 maps, zoomable to the exact plot.
  • Discovering details about houses, often revealing the size and number of their rooms through surveyor’s Field Books.
  • Exploring the features of the neighbourhoods in which ancestors lived on the historic maps.
  • Accessing the records using the Master Search or by clicking on the pins displayed on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™.
  • Viewing how an area has changed over time by overlaying historic maps onto modern street maps.

This project represents an ongoing effort by TheGenealogist, and they plan to expand coverage to encompass the rest of England and Wales. These resources are available exclusively on TheGenealogist’s platform, providing a unique and comprehensive research tool for those interested in the history of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

With the addition of the Lloyd George Domesday Survey records for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, TheGenealogist now offers over 2 million searchable land tax records online. This collection covers all the boroughs of Greater London, as well as Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, and Middlesex.

For more information about this exciting record set and to explore the resources available, please visit Link to TheGenealogist’s 1910 Survey.

To gain further insights into the release and its historical significance, you can read TheGenealogist’s feature article, “Bernard Shaw’s House and an Explorer’s Family Pile in Hertfordshire” here.

Image Source:

  • Hertfordshire, Highstreet, England, 1925: Picryl