Roger Donne’s Miscellany



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This page lists the links which are included on site as well as others which I have found useful and interesting.



Mapping on demand via the internet for any area you need - an invaluable service

No cycle tour can be complete without a good map.  The Ordnance Survey website provides a list of map products.  Unfortunately the standard mapping now available does not meet the needs of cyclists so well as the classic 1 inch to the mile of my youth 

Useful for tracing the lie of the land for your family history research - this site provides Victorian Ordnance Survey maps.

Local Interest (around Christchurch)


Excellent local government sites for my home town

Award winning local goverment site for Dorset

Local government site for the neighbouring county of Hamshire

Family History


This Kindred Konnections website provides free access to a searchable database for the 1871 census for Cornwall - invaluable if you have Cornish roots

This free site provides a searchable database of transcribed census returns for the Bristish Isles from 1841 to 1891. A good coverage for Cornwall and for Devon in some years is provided.

The International Genealogical Index published by the Church of Latter Day Saints provides an invaluable genealogical record.  If you are lucky, some of your ancestors may be included in the transcribed records available on-line. You can also find the 1881 UK census transcribed on this site.

The 'on-line parish clerk' (not associated with the parish council of the present day) provides transcriptions of parish register entries. The coverage of 19th century entries is particularly valuable since these are not in the IGI.

Time goes on - this lively site illustrates community life in Landulph Parish today

Provides facsimiles of various directories of trades and professions for Plymouth throughout the 19th century. The site is no longer active, but the link leads to an archived version of this useful source of information; some of the original pages may not be archived.

Provides facsimiles of historical directories of England and Wales from 1750 to 1919, and including, of course, Devon and Cornwall. The search function is specially useful.

A useful encyclopedia of old Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse, and also the ancient parishes of St Budeaux, Eggbuckland, Tamerton Foliot, Plympton St Maurice, Plympton St Mary and Plymstock.

A series of sites providing invaluable pictures and old maps of the Plymouth area from Stephen Johnson


This page last updated on 8 November 2008