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Trade Directories were an important means of advertising in years gone by. Many of these old directories have now been transcribed or scanned and can be used to track ancestors as their businesses moved or developed.

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Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:The Genealogist Website
Link:The Genealogist Website
Description:The Genealogist Website
Extra Info:Subscription site. Includes many university registers, trade directories and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories
Title:1921 Census substitute from The Genealogist.
Link:http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/affiliate/?affid=z...
Description:These records form ​ ​part of the Trade, Residential & Telephone record sets on The Genealogist, covering a period currently not served by a census.
Extra Info:More counties will be added in the coming months.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:BENDING Family History
Link:http://www.jbending.org.uk/
Description:BENDING Family History
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:BEVERTON One Name Study
Link:http://www.yourtotalevent.com/beverton/Bevertonind...
Description:BEVERTON One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:BREW One Name Study
Link:http://brew.clients.ch/BrewONS.htm
Description:BREW One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Tithe Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records
Title:British History Online
Link:http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Description:British History Online
Extra Info:A variety of records and documents relating to the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Other Records
Title:Cheshire County Data from Ancestry
Link:Cheshire County Data from Ancestry
Description:Cheshire County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes Altrincham Area Directory 1906, and notes on the ancient Cheshire families of Bennett of Saughall Massey and Bennett of Barnston and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Tithe Records, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Cheshire Records Office
Link:http://archives.cheshire.gov.uk/search-and-shop/se...
Description:Cheshire Records Office - Online Databases
Extra Info:Includes access to online trade directories, tithe maps, railway staff database, crew lists and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Cheshire Trade Directories
Link:http://cheshiredirectories.manuscripteye.com/index...
Description:Cheshire Trade Directories
Extra Info:Scanned trade directories that are available to view online from the Cheshire Records Office.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Chris Newhall's Family History
Link:http://www.rebus.demon.co.uk/
Description:Chris Newhall's Family History
Extra Info:Includes NEWHALL, BAILEY, BEECH, CATLEY and many other surnames.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Religious Lists / Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Poor Rate
Title:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cluett.org.uk/
Description:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Extra Info:Part way down the home page is the Search link.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Tithe Records, Valuation Books, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records
Title:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Link:http://www.daltondatabank.org/
Description:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Tithe Records, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Poor Rate, Other Records
Title:DIBDEN One Name Study
Link:http://www.angelfire.com/ar3/dibden_onename/
Description:DIBDEN One Name Study, Including Variants
Extra Info:Many references to the DIBDEN name.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Directories, Living Relatives and Newspapers
Link:Directories, Living Relatives and Newspapers
Description:Find My Past - Directories, Living Relatives and Newspapers
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Disley, Lyme Handley, Taxal & Whaley
Link:http://www.disley.net
Description:Disley, Lyme Handley, Taxal & Whaley
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc.
Title:DRING Family History
Link:http://www.sussexbarn.com/dring/index.htm
Description:DRING Family History
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records
Title:EARLAM Family History
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20150411030403/http://...
Description:EARLAM Family History
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site no longer active. Most information still seems to be available. A resource for those with EARLAM relatives.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Companies / Employee and Union Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Education and Work Records, Occupations
Link:Education and Work Records, Occupations
Description:Find My Past - Education and Work Records, Occupations
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Newspapers, School / Educational Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:England Data from Ancestry
Link:England Data from Ancestry
Description:England Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes Emmigrants and Immigrants; Numerous Directories; Who's Who in the World, 1910-1911; England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; Numerous other records
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Farndon Local History Pages
Link:http://www.roydenhistory.co.uk/farndon/
Description:Farndon Local History Pages
Extra Info:Includes Farndon pages from a History of the County Palatine 1882 and a photo archive.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:FOSKETT One Name Study
Link:http://www.foskett-genealogy.co.uk/
Description:FOSKETT One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on records for many FOSKETTs.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:GANDER / GANDAR One Name Study
Link:http://www.gander-name.info/
Description:GANDER / GANDAR One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Newspapers, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, School / Educational Records, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:GUMBLETON One Name Study and Family History
Link:http://martleweb.co.uk/gumbleton/
Description:GUMBLETON One Name Study and Family History
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Religious Lists / Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records
Title:HEALD One Name Study
Link:http://www.healds.org.uk/
Description:HEALD One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Historical Clocks and Watchmakers Website
Link:http://www.clockswatches.co.uk
Description:Historical Clocks and Watchmakers Website
Extra Info:A website which lists clock and watchmakers from the UK and Ireland. Search by name or place. Searching is free however a small subscriptons is require for details.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories
Title:Historical Directories from the University of Leicester
Link:http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/landingpage...
Description:Historical Directories - Digital Library of Local and Trade Directories for England and Wales
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Holden's Annual London and Country Directory
Link:Holden's Annual London and Country Directory
Description:Holden's Annual London and Country Directory for 1811, in Three Volumes
Extra Info:Volume 2 & 3 are directories of towns in the England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Sports Clubs and Associations, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Hurst and Surrounding District (Ashton-under-Lyne)
Link:http://www.c5d.co.uk/hurstpages.php
Description:Hurst and Surrounding District (Ashton-under-Lyne)
Extra Info:Includes Hurst United Methodist Football team, maps of old Ashton and Hurst, many old photographs and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Tithe Records, Information
Title:Internet Archive
Link:http://archive.org/
Description:Internet Archive
Extra Info:Has many scanned books. Click on texts and then search the archive. Note gazetteer and gazetteers give different results.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:ISMAY One Name Study
Link:http://ismayons.com/1data.html
Description:ISMAY One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:JEBBETT/JEBBITT Genealogy
Link:http://www.moonroller.com/jebbitt/
Description:JEBBETT/JEBBITT Genealogy
Extra Info:Lots of data categorised by year.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Liverpool Photographers, Includes Wirral Photographers
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Liverpool Photographers, Includes Wirral Photographers
Extra Info:This site may help dating photographs using the dates and places that photographers were working.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Other Records
Title:LONGMORE Genealogy Resources
Link:http://www.msheppard.com/
Description:LONGMORE Genealogy Resources
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:LUCEY / LUCY Family History Records
Link:http://lucey.net
Extra Info:Researching the surnames LUCEY & LUCY. From early sources in England & Ireland, some back as far as 1066.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Other Records
Title:MALLINSON Family Project
Link:http://www.mallproj-home.co.uk/
Description:MALLINSON Family Project
Extra Info:Also variants. Many concentrated around Huddersfield.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Other Records
Title:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Link:http://www.netherwood.name/
Description:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on resources.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Northwich Local History and Genealogy
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20091021133831/http://g...
Description:Northwich Local History and Genealogy
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of a site that is no longer active. Most information still appears to be available. Includes information about ale houses, salt mines, boatmen and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Religious Lists / Records, Information, Other Records
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Some English trade directories, journals, historic accounts of counties and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Parishroots
Link:http://parishroots.co.uk/
Description:Parishroots - Transcriptions from Historical Books and Parish Registers
Extra Info:Use the county links or use the search facility.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Other Records
Title:PREECE One Name Study
Link:http://www.preecefamilyhistory.co.uk/
Description:PREECE One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:ROE Family, also the BRYAN and STANGER Families of Whitby
Link:http://www.roe-bryan-genealogy.org.uk/
Description:ROE Family, also the BRYAN and STANGER Families of Whitby
Extra Info:Includes a list of photographers from Whitby.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:Selected Genealogical Records
Link:http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mwi/filess...
Description:Selected Genealogical Records
Extra Info:A selection of transcriptions including extacts from Army lists, bankrupts, a list of people in Cornwall in past times, a list of coastguards in 1851, Hammermen and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Valuation Books, School / Educational Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:SERCOMBE, SIRCOMBE, SURCOMBE, or SIRCOM One Name study
Link:http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html
Description:A Compilation of SERCOMBE Families
Extra Info:Scroll down to sources of information.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Slater's Directory for Altrincham and Area 1906
Link:Slater's Directory for Altrincham and Area 1906
Description:Slater's Directory for Altrincham and Area 1906
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Other Taxes - such as Horse Tax, Tithe Records, Register & Rent Rolls, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:STERRY One Name Study
Link:http://www.sterryworldwide.com/
Description:STERRY One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes STERRY apprentices, London guilds, manorial records, newspaper extracts and more
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Other Records
Title:Stockport MBC - Genealogical Index
Link:http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisurecultur...
Description:Stockport MBC - Genealogical Index of Local People
Extra Info:Details taken from local directories from 1772-1845. As well as people from Stockport it includes some people from Birkenhead, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Manchester and even the Potteries.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:STRANGE, STRAINGE and Variants One Name Study
Link:http://www.yourtotalevent.com/people/idxpepl.htm
Description:STRANGE and STRAINGE Family History
Extra Info:For apprentices click on miscellany.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers
Title:Sue O'Neill's Website
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Sue O'Neill's Website, including Trade Directories
Extra Info:Some extracts of trade directories.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Other Records
Title:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Link:http://webspace.webring.com/people/au/um_7035/
Description:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Register & Rent Rolls, Other Records
Title:Tameside Local and Family History
Link:http://tamesidefamilyhistory.co.uk/
Description:Tameside Local and Family History
Extra Info:Click on contents for trade directories, land tax and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:The Commercial Directory, 1816-17
Link:The Commercial Directory, 1816-17
Description:The Commercial Directory, 1816-17
Extra Info:Includes the main towns in Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Minute Books / Meeting Books, Other Records
Title:The Oddfellows Archive
Link:http://www.oddfellows.co.uk/
Description:The Oddfellows Archive
Extra Info:Subscription site. The archive of the Oddfellows. Includes magazines, directories, minutes books and more. Searchable.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Other Records
Title:WANLESS Web - A One Name Study
Link:http://www.wanlessweb.org/TNG/index.php
Description:WANLESS Web - A One Name Study of the surnames surnames Wanless, Wandless, Wanlass, Wandlass, Wanliss, and Wanlace

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