I have created a free Google Earth app entitled GeoGenealogy's Gazetteer of Scotland, in effect a Gazetteer of Gazetteers it has the following features:
Scalable boundary files of the counties(32) and the parishes(891) of Scotland
Each county has links to historic county maps including many of David Rumsey's maps of Scotland, the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland and Family Search historic Maps.
More information and a User guide can be seen at:
You must have Google Earth installed on your computer (free) to use the GAzetteer
This is a "freeware" appp, there is no charge, simply my way of giving back to all those who have helped me over the years.
This is the link that worked for me: http://www.members.shaw.ca/geogenealogy/pages/gazeteerscotland.htm
Well done Howard
People like you are worth a million dollars and am sure what you have done will benefit quite a lot of people that use this site.
Howard, folks that can create for the computer amaze me. And you are marvelous! How wonderful and generous of you! Best of luck to you always! Thank you.
P.S. Can you do that for Ireland, too? :-)
Unfortunately I know very little about Ireland and it's Geography in terms of administrative units.I will give some thought
AddressingHistory is asking history enthusiasts to explore their ancestors and local historical connections by finding and placing historical Scottish Post Office Directory listings on the map.
Funded by JISC, the AddressingHistory website combines the listings from the Directories, historical forerunners of Yellow Pages, with maps from the same years. The site, which is free to use, allows users to search for historical people, places and professions and presents results both on a map and as an editable listing that links to the full digitised Directory page.
AddressingHistory, developed by the JISC-funded data centre EDINA at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, launches with three Edinburgh Post Office Directories from 1784-5, 1865 and 1905-6. They cover the period from the end of the Scottish Enlightenment to the running of the city’s first electric trams although, as Stuart Macdonald of the project team notes: “The online tool has been designed to be scalable to accommodate the wider range of Post Office Directories for the whole of Scotland.”
Read more at: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2010/11/addressinghistory.aspx
Presumably more cities and locations will follow.
See how we helped Bob! http://video.visitdenmark.com/video/3495646