Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/2/2012

Phone books and directories

One of the biggest collections you’ll find at Ancestry.co.uk is the British Phone Books 1880-1984, which includes the pages of 1,780 telephone directories. That’s over 278 million listings to search. You can use these old phone books to find out things like when previous generations of your family first had telephones installed and, perhaps a bit whimsically, what their old phone number was. You might also be able to discover a little more if they had a business listing as these usually say what the line of work a proprietor was in. for more click here

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