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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. They list information for the year they are published. In Wales, directories first appeared in the late eighteenth century and continue to the present day. They show the name of a person, usually the head of the household, with his or her address and occupation. They seldom show the entire population. Directories can also include information such as:
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wales]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Directories  
  
* City maps.
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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. They list information for the year they are published. In Wales, directories first appeared in the late eighteenth century and continue to the present day. They show the name of a person, usually the head of the household, with his or her address and occupation. They seldom show the entire population. Directories can also include information such as:
* Indexes to streets.
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* Addresses of churches or cemeteries.
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A person’s inclusion or omission in directories for successive years may show when he came into the city, left the city, or died. Also, knowing an individual’s address can help you search a census of a large city.
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*City maps.  
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*Indexes to streets.
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*Addresses of churches or cemeteries.
  
There are various types of directories:
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A person’s inclusion or omission in directories for successive years may show when he came into the city, left the city, or died. Also, knowing an individual’s address can help you search a census of a large city.
  
* Postal or commercial directories provide alphabetical lists of people living in an area, usually including those engaged in some kind of trade or profession.
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There are various types of directories:
* Trade directories contain alphabetical lists of trades and professions and the people engaged in the trade or profession.
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* Street directories have alphabetical lists of the principal streets and the people living there.
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* Court directories list the city officers, government officials, and "private" residents.
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* Law directories list judges, staff of various courts, lawyers, police, notaries, and registration officers.
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* Church directories give information and addresses for dioceses and parishes (see the "[[Wales Church Directories|Church Directories]]" section of this outline).
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* Telephone directories give names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals, societies, libraries, newspapers, and other businesses. This information can help you identify modern descendants of a family. Current telephone directories are published on microfiche by British Telecom and are also available on compact disc and the Internet (see the "[[Wales Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline).
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Directories usually cover a large section of Wales (such as North Wales) and are divided into counties and towns.
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*Postal or commercial directories provide alphabetical lists of people living in an area, usually including those engaged in some kind of trade or profession.
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*Trade directories contain alphabetical lists of trades and professions and the people engaged in the trade or profession.
 +
*Street directories have alphabetical lists of the principal streets and the people living there.
 +
*Court directories list the city officers, government officials, and "private" residents.
 +
*Law directories list judges, staff of various courts, lawyers, police, notaries, and registration officers.
 +
*Church directories give information and addresses for dioceses and parishes (see [[Wales Church Directories]]).
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*Telephone directories give names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals, societies, libraries, newspapers, and other businesses. This information can help you identify modern descendants of a family. Current telephone directories are published on microfiche by British Telecom and are also available on compact disc and the Internet (see [[Wales Archives and Libraries]]).
  
Several bibliographies of directories have been compiled. A few of these are:
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Directories usually cover a large section of Wales (such as North Wales) and are divided into counties and towns.  
  
''Current British Directories''. Rev. ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1985. (FHL British book 942 E43c.)
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Several bibliographies of directories have been compiled. A few of these are:  
  
Newington-Irving, N. J. N., ed. ''Directories and Poll Books in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists.'' 6th ed. London, England: The Society of Genealogists, 1995. (FHL British 942.1/L1 D23so 1995.)
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*''Current British Directories''. Rev. ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1985. (Family History Library British {{FHL|294654|title-id|disp=book 942 E43c}}.)
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*Newington-Irving, N. J. N., ed. ''Directories and Poll Books in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists.'' 6th ed. London, England: The Society of Genealogists, 1995. (Family History Library British {{FHL|942.1%2FL1 D23so|disp=942.1/L1 D23so}} 1995.)  
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*Norton, Jane E. ''Guide to the National and Provincial Directories of England and Wales, excluding London, Published before 1856''. London, England: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1950. (Family History Library British  {{FHL|214838|title-id|disp=942 C4rg no. 5.)}}
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*Shaw, Gareth and Allison Tipper. ''British Directories and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850–1950) and Scotland (1773–1950).'' Leicester, England: Leicester University Press, 1989. (Family History Library {{FHL|942 E43s|disp=book 942 E43s.)}}
  
Norton, Jane E. ''Guide to the National and Provincial Directories of England and Wales, excluding London, Published before 1856''. London, England: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1950. (FHL British 942 C4rg no. 5.)
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==== Online Access ====
  
Shaw, Gareth and Allison Tipper. ''British Directories and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850–1950) and Scotland (1773–1950).'' Leicester, England: Leicester University Press, 1989. (FHL book 942 E43s.)
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[http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/b1.asp Courtesy of Historical Directories, a University of Leicestershire Project:]
  
Through the GENUKI website, it is possible to locate a volunteer who will search some directories for you free of charge. You can visit this site at:
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*1796, 1813, 1816, 1828-1829, 1835, 1844, 1849, 1850, 1852-1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1873-1874, 1875, 1876, 1878, 1880-1881, 1881-1882, 1885, 1887, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1907, 1908-1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1918
  
[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties]
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Through the GenUKI website, it is possible to locate a volunteer who will search some directories for you free of charge. You can visit this site at:  
  
From the above site
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[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties]
  
* Click [County of your choice]
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From the above site
* Click'''Genealogy'''
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* Click'''Look-up Exchange'''
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The Family History Library has a small collection of Welsh directories. Directories and bibliographies of directories are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*Click [County of your choice]
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*Click'''Genealogy'''
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*Click'''Look-up Exchange'''
  
ENGLAND - DIRECTORIES
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The Family History Library has a small collection of Welsh directories.<ref>''[[Wales]] Research Outline''. Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, 2000), 30-31. (All of the information from the original research article has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits).</ref> Directories and bibliographies of directories are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
WALES - DIRECTORIES
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;'''WALES - DIRECTORIES'''
  
WALES, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
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;'''WALES, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES'''
  
WALES, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES
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;'''WALES, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES'''
  
ENGLAND - DIRECTORIES - BIBLIOGRAPHIES
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;'''WALES - DIRECTORIES - BIBLIOGRAPHIES'''
  
WALES - DIRECTORIES - BIBLIOGRAPHIES
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=== See also  ===
  
=== Web Sites ===
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*[[Pigot's Directory 1835 - Corwen]]
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*[[Pigot's Directory 1835 - Llangollen]]
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*[[Pigot's Directory 1835 - Oswestry]]
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*[[Pigot's Directory 1835 - Ruabon]]
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*[[Pigot's Directory 1835 - Wrexham]]
  
http://www.google.com/Top/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Wales/
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=== External Links  ===
  
http://wales.great-british-pages.co.uk/Society_and_Culture/Genealogy/index.html
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*http://www.google.com/Top/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Wales/
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*http://wales.great-british-pages.co.uk/Society_and_Culture/Genealogy/index.html  
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*http://www.genealogysupplies.com/index.htm?product_display.php?prodid=4915.ref
  
http://www.genealogysupplies.com/index.htm?product_display.php?prodid=4915.ref
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== Sources  ==
  
[[Category:Wales]]
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<references />
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{{Place|Wales}}
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[[Category:Wales|Directories]]

Latest revision as of 21:57, 23 October 2012

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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. They list information for the year they are published. In Wales, directories first appeared in the late eighteenth century and continue to the present day. They show the name of a person, usually the head of the household, with his or her address and occupation. They seldom show the entire population. Directories can also include information such as:

  • City maps.
  • Indexes to streets.
  • Addresses of churches or cemeteries.

A person’s inclusion or omission in directories for successive years may show when he came into the city, left the city, or died. Also, knowing an individual’s address can help you search a census of a large city.

There are various types of directories:

  • Postal or commercial directories provide alphabetical lists of people living in an area, usually including those engaged in some kind of trade or profession.
  • Trade directories contain alphabetical lists of trades and professions and the people engaged in the trade or profession.
  • Street directories have alphabetical lists of the principal streets and the people living there.
  • Court directories list the city officers, government officials, and "private" residents.
  • Law directories list judges, staff of various courts, lawyers, police, notaries, and registration officers.
  • Church directories give information and addresses for dioceses and parishes (see Wales Church Directories).
  • Telephone directories give names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals, societies, libraries, newspapers, and other businesses. This information can help you identify modern descendants of a family. Current telephone directories are published on microfiche by British Telecom and are also available on compact disc and the Internet (see Wales Archives and Libraries).

Directories usually cover a large section of Wales (such as North Wales) and are divided into counties and towns.

Several bibliographies of directories have been compiled. A few of these are:

  • Current British Directories. Rev. ed. Beckenham, Kent, England: CBD Research Ltd., 1985. (Family History Library British book 942 E43c.)
  • Newington-Irving, N. J. N., ed. Directories and Poll Books in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists. 6th ed. London, England: The Society of Genealogists, 1995. (Family History Library British 942.1/L1 D23so 1995.)
  • Norton, Jane E. Guide to the National and Provincial Directories of England and Wales, excluding London, Published before 1856. London, England: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1950. (Family History Library British  942 C4rg no. 5.)
  • Shaw, Gareth and Allison Tipper. British Directories and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850–1950) and Scotland (1773–1950). Leicester, England: Leicester University Press, 1989. (Family History Library book 942 E43s.)

Contents

Online Access

Courtesy of Historical Directories, a University of Leicestershire Project:

  • 1796, 1813, 1816, 1828-1829, 1835, 1844, 1849, 1850, 1852-1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1859, 1863, 1865, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1873-1874, 1875, 1876, 1878, 1880-1881, 1881-1882, 1885, 1887, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1907, 1908-1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1918

Through the GenUKI website, it is possible to locate a volunteer who will search some directories for you free of charge. You can visit this site at:

www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/#Counties

From the above site

  • Click [County of your choice]
  • ClickGenealogy
  • ClickLook-up Exchange

The Family History Library has a small collection of Welsh directories.[1] Directories and bibliographies of directories are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

WALES - DIRECTORIES
WALES, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
WALES, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES
WALES - DIRECTORIES - BIBLIOGRAPHIES

See also

External Links

Sources

  1. Wales Research Outline. Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, 2000), 30-31. (All of the information from the original research article has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits).

 

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