Trade Directories are a very useful way of tracing ancestors and assessing the economic life of a town, village or parish. Local Studies libraries are a good source, as is the online website http://www.historicaldirectories.org/
This image is taken from the University of Leicester, Digital Library of Historic Directories which has digitised images of directories from around the country. There is an powerful search engine which will find entries using surnames, trades addresses or other key words. Many, if not most, of the transcriptions above can now be seen as digital images on this excellent site.
Slater's Directory of Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Wales 1852 - 53
Harrod & Co's Directory of Cornwall 1878
Kelly's Directories for St Minver
These are to be found in Plymouth Local Studies Library. The details have been taken from all available years ranging from 1873 to 1939. Parish information for the first and last entries have been included. The information has been taken from the Parish Directories section.
1906 ) This and the following
1910 ) Kelly's Directories will
1914 ) be added at a later
1919 ) date
1939 This edition also included Telephone Numbers.
Page created September 2003, last update August 2006