GDL logo - link to home page
   
Menu

Somerset, England : Classification : Commercial / Trade Directories


GENUKI

Map by kind permission of GENUKI

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.

Show only sites classified as:

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, 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, 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, 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, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Chimney Sweeper Index
Link:http://old-sweeps-index.tripod.com/yeolde.htm
Description:Chimney Sweeper Index
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Newspapers, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:CHITTENDEN One Name Study
Link:http://www.chittenden.com.au/
Description:CHITTENDEN One Name Study
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, School / Educational Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc.
Title:COMLEY One Name Study
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:COMLEY One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes COMLEY, COMELEY, COMELY, COMLY, COMBLY variants
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, Post Office / Telephone Directories, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
Link:http://www.terrys.org.uk/
Description:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
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, 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, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, Tithe Records, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Family and Local History in Frome
Link:http://www.gomezsmart.myzen.co.uk/
Description:Family and Local History in Frome
Extra Info:Various records including prisoners in Ilchester Gaol, emigrants to Victoria and more.
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, 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, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Records
Title:Genealogical Resources and Documentation
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Genealogical Resources and Documentation
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Records
Title:HALE Family History
Link:http://halefamily.net
Description:HALE Family History - in the West of England and South Wales
Extra Info:Click on 'much more' for histories, trade directories and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Bastardy / Illegitimacy Records, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:High Littleton and Hallatrow History
Link:http://www.highlittletonhistory.org.uk/
Description:High Littleton and Hallatrow History
Extra Info:Lots of information about the history of the village.
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, 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, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers
Title:KEELER Genealogy Website
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:KEELER Genealogy Website
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories
Title:Kelly's Directory of Somersetshire, including Bristol
Link:Kelly's Directory of Somersetshire, including Bristol
Description:Kelly's Directory of Somersetshire, including Bristol 1889
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Other Records
Title:LEVEY Family History and Genealogy
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20150911094613/http://w...
Description:LEVEY Family History and Genealogy
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, 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
Title:OLBY One Name Study
Link:http://www.rebus.demon.co.uk/ons/olby.htm
Description:OLBY One Name Study
Extra Info:Most, if not all, the Olby birth, marriage and death registrations in England and Wales are probably the descendants of Robert Olby and Francis Overed who married at St Andrew and St Peter, Blofield, NFK on 8th March 1790.
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, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Parish of Seavington, Somerset
Link:http://www.seavingtonwebmuseum.org.uk/
Description:Seavington Museum Website
Extra Info:Many photographs and pictures of the parish, including old buildings and shops.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Parish Register Transcriptions and More - SW England Genealogical Indexes
Link:http://www.paulhyb.homecall.co.uk/
Description:South West England Genealogical Indexes
Extra Info:For a list of West Country clockmakers look under 'miscellaneous'.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Bastardy / Illegitimacy Records, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Parish Registers of South Somerset
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:Parish Registers of South Somerset
Extra Info:Many newspaper extracts, trade directories and more for this area of Somerset.
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, 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:Pubs, Inns, Taverns and Beer Houses in History and Trade Directories
Link:http://pubshistory.com/
Description:Pubs, Inns, Taverns and Beer Houses in History and Trade Directories
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, Other Records
Title:Somerset County Data from Ancestry
Link:Somerset County Data from Ancestry
Description:Somerset County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes Somersetshire and Bristol Directory, 1889; Somerset Roll of Worthies, Unworthies, and Villains, c. 1500-1900; Various town histories.
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, 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, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Newspapers, Photographs / Pictures
Title:The Genealogy of the Cotswolds and Surrounds
Link:http://www.allthecotswolds.com
Description:The Genealogy of the Cotswolds and Surrounds
Extra Info:Many pictures and photographs. The information for each parish varies some.
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, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Tithe Records, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers
Title:Timsbury Community Website
Link:http://www.timsbury.net/
Description:Timsbury Community Website
Extra Info:Lots of information about the history of the village.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers
Title:Wedmore Parish Genealogy
Link:http://www.tutton.org/
Description:Wedmore Parish Genealogy
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, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Religious Lists / Records, Poor Rate
Title:West Country Genealogy
Link:http://www.westcountrygenealogy.com/
Description:West Country Genealogy - Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Newspapers, Other Records
Title:GENUKI County Page for Somerset
Link:http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SOM/
Description:General Information for Somerset

If you know of any web sites suitable for inclusion which are not listed here,
please let us know via the Contact Us page.

Ancestry's Ancestor Search:
  Enter as much information as you know about your ancestor and click search:
  First Name:
Last Name:

Didn't find what you wanted on this site ? Try searching the rest of the web:
Google