Digital Library of Historical Directories

Old Herts

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Many Genealogy web sites are continually being updated and it is impossible for me to monitor all these changes. You should therefore visit this web site to discover the facilities currently offered.

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. It is a University of Leicester Project and was supported by Lottery funding. There appears to have been no new material added in recent years and is now accessed via their "Special Collections."

It has a good coverage of Hertfordshire directories: 1855, 1890, 1894 &5,  1899, 1902, 1908, 1914,(see also Post Office & Kelly's Directories), and for many other counties throughout England. As such it is a very valuable resource for the family historian. It is easy to use and provides its own documentation.

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