History’s ‘yellow pages’ go online

A few nice genealogical images I found:

History’s ‘yellow pages’ go online
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Image by brizzle born and bred
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.

Historical Directories is produced and owned by the University of Leicester.

Historical directories website

www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/index.asp

Bristol’s first directory, published in 1775, was the work of James Sketchley, a Small Street broker and auctioneer.

Concentrating largely on the names and addresses of merchants and tradesmen it’s a bit sparse, with a few private residences.

The first really useful directory to come along was Wright’s, in Victorian times.

The volumes contain some great advertising.

Las Espuelas
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Image by Sophia Parafina
Las Espuelas at the Los Bexareños Genealogical Society 32nd Annual Conference

Las Espuelas
genealogical
Image by Sophia Parafina
Las Espuelas at the Los Bexareños Genealogical Society 32nd Annual Conference