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The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain - 1791 Our favourite directory. Five huge volumes comprising the earliest directory for Great Britain, and one which is probably the most important directory for genealogists and historians that we have released on CD. For towns and villages the descriptions of the places are excellent, with details of their facilities, etc, and includes those residents with trades (even those such as farmers, hay-binders, labourers, bakers, shop keepers, etc.) and their addresses. Although titled "Great Britain", this directory covers places in England and Wales. Volume 1 of the five is devoted to London, volumes 2 to 4 cover the places in the England and Wales in alphabetical order, and vol. 5 contains a number of the subsequent amendments and additions published in the next few years. "The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, comprehending Lists of the Inhabitants of London, Westminster, and Borough of Southwark; and of all the Cities, Towns, and principal Villages, in England and Wales; with the Mails, and other Coaches, stage-wagons, Hoys, Packets, and Trading Vessels. To which is added, a genuine Account of the Drawbacks and Duties chargeable at the Custom-House on all Goods and Mechandize, imported, exported, or carried coastwise, with a particular of the Public Offices of every denomination; His Majesty's Court, and Ministers of State; The Peers of the Realm, and Parliament of Great Britain; The Court of Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of London; together with an Historical Detail of the Antiquities, Curiosities, Trade, Polity, and Manufacturers, of each City, Town, and Village. The whole comprising a Fund of useful and important Information, equally interesting to the Nobleman, the Gentleman, and Man of Business." Ref 1134hef Price £36.50
pigots directory of hertfordshire 1839 Pigot's Directory of Hertfordshire 1839 An early county directory of the larger market towns and villages.

Published just before the 1841 census this directory could be a valuable aid to tracking down your ancestors. Ref 0942 Price £14.90
post office directory of hertfordshire 1851 Post Office Directory of Hertfordshire 1851 The Hertfordshire section from the Six counties Post Office Directory described below. Ref 0321 Price £18.90
Six Home Counties 1851 Court and Trade Directory Six Home Counties 1851 Court and Trade Directory Contains the Court directory (well-off private residents), and the Classified Trades Directory - combined for the counties of Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Kent and Hertfordshire.
Ref 0354 Price £12.25
post office directory of hertfordshire 1866 Post Office Directory of Hertfordshire 1866 A typical early Kelly's directory. Lists all towns and villages with their residents who have trades. Ref 0837 Price £18.50
hertfordshire return of owners of land 1873 Hertfordshire Return of Owners of Land 1873 Lists every person who owned 1 acre of land or more in Hertfordshire with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-15 Price £13.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1882 Post Office Directory of Hertfordshire 1882 Each place in the county is described in great detail with details of schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions which Hertfordshire ancestors would have used.

Every town, village and hamlet has a directory of private residents and their addresses plus the names of those with trades. A separate alphabetical, countywide, court directory of private residents is included, as well as a classified trades directory and a surerb county map.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0843 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1886 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1886 This directory follows the same format as the 1882 Kelly's Directory.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0844 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1890 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1890 This directory follows the same format as the 1882 Kelly's Directory but does not include a map.

It is extremely interesting to compare individual places in 1882, 1886 and 1890 and see how things changed as the population grew.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0845 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1912 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1912 Very similar in layout to the 1882-1890 directories and includes a superb county map.

At this time Kelly's directories were much more comprehensive with the names and addresses of more people included in each edition.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0846 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1922 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1922 Very similar in layout to the 1882-1890 directories and includes a superb county map.

At this time Kelly's directories were much more comprehensive with the names and addresses of more people included in each edition.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0847 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1926 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1926 Very similar in layout to the 1882-1890 directories.

At this time Kelly's directories were much more comprehensive with the names and addresses of more people included in each edition.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0848 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1929 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1929 Very similar in layout to the 1882-1890 directories.

At this time Kelly's directories were much more comprehensive with the names and addresses of more people included in each edition.

Used in conjunction with the 1933 directory it is extremely interesting to study the effects of the Great Depression of 1929.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0849 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1933 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1933 By the 1930s the Kelly's directories were bigger, better and more comprehensive with literally thousands of people listed both private residents and tradespeople.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0850 Price £18.50
kellys directory of hertfordshire 1937 Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1937 Incredible detailed and very comprehensive, a typical late 1930s directory with the names and addresses of thousands of private residents and tradespeople.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the London Borough of Barnet Archives. Ref 0851 Price £18.50
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