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Family Tree Magazine selected the Gazetteer of British Place Names as one of seven websites featured in the 2020 edition of their ‘101 Best Websites for Genealogy’ within the ‘best UK and Irish genealogy websites’ category!

Family Tree Magazine say that the list is an annual favourite with their readers and also a top-ranking page in Google for the search term “best genealogy websites.”

Here is a link to the article, newly updated for 2020:

The Gazetteer of British Place Names, whilst intended primarily as a contemporary gazetteer, it is also a valuable resource to historians and genealogists. The inclusion of the Gazetteer by Family Tree Magazine in their list of ‘best websites’ demonstrates this.

The Gazetteer of British Place Names has become a respected source of information for linking place names within Great Britain to their historic county. The Gazetteer website received a thorough overhaul at the beginning of this year, and the latest version adds a modern web map, and a Post Code look-up too.

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