Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858-1933

This database contains a collection of the Sand’s directories for Sydney and New South Wales, Australia from 1858-1933. Directories were NOT issued in 1862, 1872, 1874, 1878, or 1881.

There are usually several sections in each directory. These can include:

Alphabetical name directory


Commercial directory

Professional directory

Street directory


The alphabetical name section is the most useful part of the directory to the genealogist. This section lists the names of each head of household and their districts of residence. Often their occupations and/or street addresses will also be listed.

The commercial and professional directories contain information on businesses and companies. The street directory lists individuals and businesses alphabetically by name of street and number. The index will tell you what page number in the directory a particular individual or business is listed on. for more click here

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