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norfolk poll book 1768 Norfolk Poll Book 1768. Lists all the people in the whole of Norfolk who votes in the general election of 1768. To be eligible to vote a person had to be a freeholders (land owner). The book is divided into the hundreds of Norfolk and then the towns and villages within each.

A superb source of early family history information. Ref 0344. Price £13.90
Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791. Our favourite directory.

Five volumes on one CD, the earliest directory of England and Wales and one of the most interesting. Ref 1134. Price £33.80
norwich poll book 1818 Norwich Poll Book 1818. A very rare resource indeed, this contains the names of those people in Norwich who voted in the General Election of 1818. Ref 0733. Price £13.90
pigots directory of norfolk leicestershire and rutland 1822 Pigot's Directory of Norfolk, Leicestershire and Rutland 1822. Three very rare directories on one CD.

Note that these directories include only the main towns and market towns, and not the villages in each county.

Norfolk: Attleborough, Aylsham, Burnham Market, Cromer, Diss, Downham, East Dereham, Fakenham, Hingham, Holt, Lynn Regis, North Walsham, Norwich, Swaffham, Thetford, Walsingham, Watton, Wells, Wymondham and Yarmouth.

Leicestershire: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hinkley, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray and Mount Sorrel.

Rutland: Oakham, Uppingham and from Cambridgeshire Peterborough and Wisbeach. Ref 0517. Price £13.50
pigots directory of norfolk 1830 Pigot's Directory of Norfolk 1830. One of the earliest directories, this one covers the whole of the county of Norfolk, with descriptions of all of the towns and main villages, churches, schools etc and a listing of people with trades. Everything from doctors to candlemakers, dressmakers working from home, to chimney sweeps, butchers, bakers, bricklayers etc. A huge amount of early 19th century information of interest to historians and genealogists. Ref IE5076 Price £13.90
pigots directory of norfolk 1839 Pigot's Directory of Norfolk 1839. This directory is similar to the 1830 directory shown above. Ref 0946. Price £13.90
whites directory of norfolk 1845 White's History, Directory & Gazetteer of Norfolk 1845. A really comprehensive history, directory and gazetteer of the whole county of Norfolk.

White's directories are considered the very best because they contain an enormous amount of background information and history in each town, village and hamlet as well as the county in general.

White's directories are probably the most versatile resources available to genealogists and historians alike. Ref 0815. Price £21.20
hunts directory of east norfolk and parts of suffolk 1850 Hunt's Directory of East Norfolk and parts of Suffolk 1850. This is a little gem of a directory. There are directions of each place, some running to many pages, and amazing lists of private residents with their address and occupation. The directory can be used to locate your ancestors address to help you find them in the 1851 census. Ref 9033. Price £16.90
whites history gazetteer and directory of norfolk 1854 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854. White's directories are always the very best and this is no exception.

Includes a tremendous amount of detail about the county, its history and current facilities of every town, village and hamlet within the county. Churches, schools, hospitals, carriers and coaches etc and of course an extremely comprehensive listing of all residents with trades. This is without a doubt one of the most important sources of information for those interested in the county of Norfolk. Ref 0345. Price £21.10
whites history gazetteer and directory of norfolk 1864 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1864. Contains a general survey of each place in the county including historical, statistical and topographical descriptions. Thoroughly indexed so very easy to use.

This directory, like other White's directories, is incredibly comprehensive. Most important of all for family historians this book has hundreds of pages listing people in the county along with their address and profession. Ref 1213. Price £22.10
1873 return of owners of land norfolk Norfolk 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county of Norfolk who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and value. Ref 0213-23. Price £12.50
kellys directory of norfolk 1879 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1879. An excellent resource for genealogists and family historians. This very comprehensive directory describes each place in the county of Norfolk in great detail with information about schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions.

Each town, village and hamlet has lists of private residents and commercial traders plus there is an excellent court directory (an alphabetical list of private individuals in the county) and a classified trades directory. Ref 0322. Price £17.10
whites history gazetteer and directory of norfolk 1883 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1883. Another of the very best directories from White's.

This comprehensive directory runs to over 1000 pages with historical and geographical details of every town, village and hamlet in the county of Norfolk. Each place has its own list of inhabitants with details of their occupations and the towns and larger villages have alphabetical lists of private individuals.

Also included is an excellent classified trades directory. Ref 0709. Price £21.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1888 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1888. A comprehensive directory of tradespeople of each place in the County of Norfolk along with wonderful descriptions of local facilities such as churches, schools and hospitals.

Also included is a countywide court directory ( private residents and their addresses plus a classified trades directory. Ref 0325. Price £17.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1892 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1892. A very comprehensive directory. The county section has a description of every place in the area along with lists of private residents and commercial traders. There is also a court directory which lists private individuals alphabetically plus a classified trades directory.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9049. Price £17.10
cooks directory of great yarmouth 1894 Cook's Directory of Great Yarmouth 1894. A directory for any single town or city is always an absolute gem as the attention to detail is incredible.

This includes lists of just about everything; streets, lanes, roads, terraces and even the names of each fishing boat. There is a very comprehensive street directory with the names of each householder, classified trades and private residents directories plus descriptions of public buildings such as schools and churches as well as a general description of the town itself. Ref 0909. Price £17.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1896 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1896. By this date the Kelly's directories were becoming more comprehensive, and included street directories with private residents listings for the major otwns. An excellent resource book for genealogists. Ref 0111. Price £17.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1908 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1908. A comprehensive, late directory, full of information about every place in Norfolk. There are thousands of names contained within this directory each listed with the persons trade. For those researching Norwich there is the added benefit of a house by house street directory. Ref 1289. Price £18.90
kellys directory of norfolk 1912 with map Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1912 (with map). A wonderfully comprehensive directory. Every town, village and hamlet is described in great detail with information about the churches, schools, hospitals and other institutions plus important historic events.

Each place has its own lists of private residents and commercial traders. There is also a directory of private residents with the names and addresses of people across the county arranged alphabetically.

The final section contains a classified trades directory which lists all of the types of trades and the people who performed them. Ref 0710. Price £21.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1916 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1916 with map. A typically comprehensive Kelly's Directory from a very interesting period of history, being right in the middle of the Great War.

It starts with an excellent description and history of the county, with details of fairs and markets, parliamentary representation, county council officers, magistrates etc.

Following this are descriptions of every town, village and hamlet in the county of Norfolk, with lists of private residents and commercial traders in each place. The county town of Norwich also has a street by street directory of people including private individuals.

There is also a separate alphabetical list of private residents and their addresses throughout the county and a very comprehensive classified trades directory.

A beautiful map of the county is included. Ref 0135. Price £21.10
kellys directory of norfolk 1933 Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1933. A huge book on fully searchable CD-Rom! A very comprehensive county directory, that not only includes the usual trades directory, but street by street listings of the householders in the major towns. A wonderful resource. Ref IE5052. Price £19.70
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