This page has two sections: Press Resources, which includes various resources for the Press and bloggers and Articles on AddressingHistory which includes selected pieces on the project and the tool.

Press Resources

Please get in touch if there is anything that you would like to see added here and, of course, get in touch if you would like any further information on AddressingHistory.

Project Contacts

The best way to contact the AddressingHistory project team is to email us ( or call the EDINA helpdesk (0131 650 3302 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0131 650 3302      end_of_the_skype_highlighting).

The AddressingHistory Team are: Stuart Macdonald, Project Manager; Nicola Osborne, Project Officer; Ian Fieldhouse, Software Engineer; Chris Fleet (NLS), Map Advisor. Both George Hamilton and Joe Vernon have also worked on the project as software engineers since the project began in 2010.

Press Releases


We have a number of images of the print versions of the Post Office Directories and the digitisation process available for use in print and online publications. These can be accessed via our Flickr account. We are happy for you to use images of the online tool and invite you to take screen captures directly or email us ( if you would like us to provide you with specific screen captures or other images of the project.

Further Information About AddressingHistory

This website and blog is the best place to find project updates. Our funder, JISC, maintains a page about AddressingHistory as well as resources about the other projects in the Developing Community Content funding strand.

The project is led by EDINA – more information on the organisation and what it does can be found on the About area of the website. EDINA is working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland on the AddressingHistory project. More information on the NLS can be found on their About pages.

Project URLs

The AddressingHistory tool can be accessed at:

The AddressingHistory website and blog can be accessed at:

AddressingHistory is on Twitter as @addresshistory and can also be found on Facebook ( There is a Google Group ( for users of the AddressingHistory API.



Articles on AddressingHistory

Links and references to existing coverage of AddressingHistory in the National, local and academic press as well as on blogs. Additionally links to key items from JISC and EDINA on the project are included here.

Print and Online Media

Selected Blog Items

EDINA and JISC News and Announcements

  2 Responses to “Press”

  1. Re: the Practical Family History article July 2010 (154), you have my surname wrong – it is Paton, not Palin!

    Also, a few more for you!

    Discover my Past Scotland, issue 22, August 2010, p.4 – “Addressing History” (news item)

    Family History Monthly issue 186, August 2010, p.75 – Online: What’s new on the Web “Addressing History” (news item)

    Family History Monthly, December issue 190, p.75 – brief update following piece entitled “ScotlandsPeople Sneak Preview”, p.75)

    Practical Family History, issue 159, December 2010, p.9 “Mapping Developments” (news item)


    Scottish GENES: Edinburgh based Addressing History project (3 JUN 2010)

    Scottish GENES: Get involved with Addressng History (13 JUN 2010)

    Scottish GENES: Addressing History launches as beta site (30 SEP 2010)

    Scottish GENES: Addressing History launch event (14 NOV 2010)

    Will let you know of any future additions!


  2. Chris,

    Apologies for the typo – we’ll correct that right away (clearly too many travel show reruns on the brain!)

    Thank you for the all of the additional references, I’ll also add those in just now.

    – Nicola
    AddressingHistory Team