Historical Directories of Leicestershire

historical-directories-leicestershireA collection of 50 trade and street directories for Leicester and Leicestershire dating from 1790s to 1910s. Directories are an invaluable primary source for historians. They provide first hand data about local communities, their infrastructure and the individuals inhabiting those communities. Published more frequently than the census, directories can also help you fill in any missing gaps in your family history.

Here are some of the key features you are likely to find in many directories on the site:

  • geographical, historical and statistical details about places
  • information about local facilities, institutions and associations
  • listings for private residents, traders, trades and professions
  • details of important people
  • advertisements

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