Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/6/2006

What’s in a directory?

A geographical description of a county
Including its geology, soils, agriculture, industries, transport, etc.
The history of the county
Descriptions of the individual towns and villages
Including the amenities such as schools, churches, hospitals, work houses, etc.
Lists of the inhabitants that have trades, and in most of the later directories even street by street, house by house lists of all householders
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