AddressingHistory – New site that might be of interest

Yesterday (with work rather than MSc hat on) I was launching, with my colleagues, a new website called AddressingHistory which combines historical Scottish Post Office Directories and contemporaneous maps. I think it may be of interest here partly as we hope to crowd-source geo-references and corrections to the OCR’d text of the addresses from the PODs, partly because we’ve been doing lots of neat things with social media to build interest in the project and partly because the site has 3 PODs from Edinburgh in the first instance (from 1784-5, 1865, and 1905-6) which is quite fun to poke around knowing either the physical or virtual versions of the city 😉

Anyway, I shall stop there with some handy links: the blog (and links to twitter, facebook, flickr presences and, indeed, our wee information films) is here: and the site itself can be searched, browsed, and (if you login) edited here:


– Nicola.

2 thoughts on “AddressingHistory – New site that might be of interest”

  1. My pleasure! I’m keen to hear what people find and how they use the site as we’d love to pick out interesting use cases for our report back to funders 😀

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