Sunday, February 15, 2009

British Historical Directories

If you have ancestors that emigrated from England, you might find today's site very helpful. The resource is located at the University of Leicester. The description reads: "Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history." The collection is grouped by decade: pre-1850s (directories from 1750 and 1849); 1860s; 1870; 1880s; 1890s, 1900 and 1910. Here's where you will find it:

www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/index.asp

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