Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

24/11/2010

U.K., City and County Directories, 1600s-1900s

This database is a collection of directories for various areas of the United Kingdom from the 1600s to the 1900s. Various types of directories exist, including:

* Street: listing of residents, businesses, and tradesmen according to street address

* Commercial: includes businesses, but may also include private residences; generally an alphabetical listing of traders

* Trade: not just for businesses, but anyone with a recognized trade or profession; an alphabetical listing of trades and businesses

* Court: lists wealthy residents and government officials

* Post Office: listing of householder’s names and addresses

Many directories are named after the publishers, such as Pigot and Kelly. Most directories originally included maps. Over time, many of these maps were removed. Where still available as part of a directory, the maps are included in this database. for more click here

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