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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
Title:Anfield Cemetery Liverpool
Link:http://www.liverpoolcemetery.co.uk
Description:Descriptions of Liverpool from Trade Directories
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Poor Rate, Other Records
Title:BAALHAM Resource Centre
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:BAALHAM Resource Centre and One Name Study
Extra Info:Mainly around Suffolk.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Bancks's Manchester and Salford Directory
Link:Bancks's Manchester and Salford Directory
Description:Bancks's Manchester and Salford Directory, 1800
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, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists
Title:BOYD Family and Information Centre
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20120716201636/http://c...
Description:BOYD Family and Information Centre
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of the website. Most features appear to work. There may be some delay in loading.
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, Poor Rate
Title:CHADWICK One Name Study Around Wigan
Link:http://www.rafbridgnorth.org.uk/familyhistory/chfa...
Description:CHADWICK One Name Study Around Wigan
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, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records
Title:CRIBB Family Name
Link:http://www.cribb-bmd.info/
Description:CRIBB Family Name
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
Title:David Greenhalgh's Website
Link:http://website.lineone.net/~davghalgh/
Description:David Greenhalgh's Website
Extra Info:Inlcudes areas around Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Tottington, Rossendale.
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, 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, Hearth / Window Tax, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
Link:http://www.featherstone.org/
Description:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
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
Title:General and Commercial Directory of Burnley
Link:General and Commercial Directory of Burnley
Description:General and Commercial Directory of Burnley and Vicinity 1896
Extra Info:Includes Nelson, Colne, Padiham, Barrowford, Brierfield, Cliviger, Trawden, Barnoldswick, and adjacent villages and townships.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Religious Lists / Records
Title:Gisburn Parish Website
Link:http://www.gisburn.org.uk/
Description:Gisburn Parish Website
Extra Info:Lots of information about the village and its history.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Tithe Records, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Other Records
Title:Great Harwood Website
Link:http://www.great-harwood.org.uk/
Description:Great Harwood Website
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Halewood Local History Pages
Link:http://www.roydenhistory.co.uk/halewood/
Description:Halewood Local History Pages
Extra Info:Includes a photographic archive.
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, School / Educational Records, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:HOGARTH Family Website
Link:http://www.hogarth.org.uk/
Description:HOGARTH Family Website
Extra Info:Click on reference section for records.
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, Post Office / Telephone Directories
Title:HOLLEBONE Family Website
Link:http://www.hollebone-family-worldwide.co.uk/
Description:HOLLEBONE Family Website and One Name Study
Extra Info:Also Hollebon, Hollibone, Hollibone, Hollobon , Hollobone, Hollybon and Hollybone.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110611071735/http://h...
Description:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site -most information still seems to be available. HOLLINGWORTH and variations.
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, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers
Title:KEELER Genealogy Website
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:KEELER Genealogy Website
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Religious Lists / Records, Other Records
Title:Lancashire County Data from Ancestry
Link:Lancashire County Data from Ancestry
Description:Lancashire County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes The Liverpool Courier; Liverpool Daily Post; Burnley and Vicinity, England Directory, 1896; Manchester and Salford Directory, 1800 and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps
Title:Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Link:http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Description:Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
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, Other Records
Title:Local History of Liverpool and its Hinterland
Link:http://www.roydenhistory.co.uk/mrlhp/index.html
Description:Local History of Liverpool and its Hinterland
Extra Info:Click on downloads and resources and also articles.
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, 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, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records
Title:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Link:http://pennyfather.org/
Description:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Port Cities of the UK
Link:http://www.portcities.org.uk/
Description:Port Cities of the UK - Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton
Extra Info:Voyages, ports, history, people, origins includes information about floating smallpox hospitals to ship owners and much more. Includes Southampton directories.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:PRATLEY One Name Study
Link:http://www.pratley.info/
Description:PRATLEY One Name Study
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, Newspapers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records
Title:SACKETT Family Association
Link:http://www.sackettfamily.info/
Description:SACKETT Family Association
Extra Info:Click on Research Databases for transcriptions.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Photographs / Pictures
Title:School - Liverpool Schools
Link:http://www.liverpool-schools.co.uk/
Description:Liverpool Schools
Extra Info:Includes Liverpool teachers from trade directories, census and more.
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, 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, 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
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, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Other Records
Title:THORNBER Data Archive
Link:http://www.thornber.net/famhist/htmlfiles/archive....
Description:THORNBER Family History and Data Archive
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
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Newspapers, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:WELLBELOVE Genealogy and One Name Study
Link:http://www.wellbelove.org/
Description:WELLBELOVE Genealogy and One Name Study
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Newspapers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Wigan World Website
Link:http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/stuff/
Description:Wigan World Website
Extra Info:Information and many interesting articles about the Wigan area.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Taxes - such as Horse Tax, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:GENUKI County Page for Lancashire
Link:http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/
Description:General Information for Lancashire

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