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Lancashire, Baines' 1825 Lancashire History, Directory and Gazetteer
Lancashire, Baines' 1825 Lancashire History, Directory and Gazetteer

London 1910 Post Office Directory
London 1910 Post Office Directory

London 1905 - Kelly's Post Office Directory
London 1905 - Kelly's Post Office Directory

Lancashire, Burnley 1937 Barrett's Directory
Lancashire, Burnley 1937 Barrett's Directory

London 1880 - Kelly's Post Office Directory
London 1880 - Kelly's Post Office Directory

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Kelly's 1939 Directory
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Kelly's 1939 Directory

Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929
Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929

London 1940 Post Office Directory
London 1940 Post Office Directory

London 1925 Post Office Directory Volume 1
London 1925 Post Office Directory Volume 1

London 1869 - Kelly's Post Office Directory
London 1869 - Kelly's Post Office Directory

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Directory Resources are both a research tool and a valuable insight into your ancestors and what governed their lives.

Pigot directories start around 1820 and cover the major professions, nobility, gentry, clergy, coach and carrier services, Taverns and Public houses of the areas. Entries include the name, trade and address.

Slater directories tend to be larger than the Pigots and cover the 1850s in a similar manner.

Watkins directories of London competed with Pigot and Kelly and produced directories that show occupations and go street by street showing residents.

Bulmer directories have a larger history section than others, normally before the directory information.

In Kelly's directories residents will also be listed. There are sections on each major town and surrounding villages, with a history of the area in a great deal of detail as you would find in a gazetteer. Information on the main trades, the chief land owners, the type of soil and even the coverage dates of parish registers can also appear. The later Kelly directories from 1890 onwards contain more residents and these are sometimes put in a section called the Court Directory.

Finally the Post Office Directories in the 1900's gave fairly complete listings for the residents and tradespeople of an area.

S&N publish directories on CD ROM in Acrobat format which can be read on PC, Mac or Unix computers. They are searchable for most years apart from ones earlier than 1830 where poor quality typefaces or typesetting prevent them from being searchable.

Stepping Stone Directory CDs

These contain the images of pages in folders on the CD, and are not searchable by name. They can be browsed using Windows Explorer. They are marked as a 'Stepping Stone Publication' in the description.

19th & 20th Century London Post Office Directories

We have a selection of post office directories for London covering the 19th and 20th centuries. These an invaluable when tracing ancestors in the 20th century, as census records for these times are not yet available.

Our coverage for London includes directories for 1815, 1823, 1846, 1852, 1859, 1869, 1880, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1916, 1921, 1925 vol 1 & vol 2, 1926, 1927 vol 1 & vol 2, 1928 vol 1 & vol 2, 1929, 1930 vol 1 & vol 2, 1931, 1932 vol 1 & vol 2, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 vol 1 & vol 2, 1939 and 1940, with more to follow.

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