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New Pre-Census Trade and Residential Directories 14th March 2020

We have just released a collection of searchable Early Trade and Residential Directories that cover the years 1816-1839 to help find ancestors in the period before the usable census records begin.

Prior to 1841 all of the U.K. censuses were generally statistical: that is, mainly headcounts, with virtually no personal information such as names recorded and so family history researchers need to turn to a substitute to find out the address where their ancestors had lived. Trade and Residential Directories list names of tradespeople, prominent citizens and in some cases other residents of a town as well.

Many of these directories will also give a good description of the town or area which can give family historians an interesting insight into the social history of their ancestors' locality at the time. This information usually includes the main industry, topographical details, communication links with the surrounding towns by stage coach or railway, and details of local administration offices, post offices, the clergy, charities, hospitals and schools.

The early Trade and Residential Directories being released include volumes that cover the areas of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Derby, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Durham, Essex, Glasgow, Hampshire, London, Liverpool, Middlesex, Northumberland, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.

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Essex Tithe Maps reveal ever-changing landscape

From ships tied up in docks, where animals once grazed, to an Olympic Games venue, exhibitions and now a pop-up hospital – how our ancestors' land has changed... Continue reading...

Come and see us at The Family History Show 2020!

We are proud to be sponsoring The Family History Show again this year! These events are organised by family historians for family historians, with free talks all day and experts on hand to help with your queries. Many family history societies, archives and companies attend the events each year and it attracts visitors and exhibitors from all over the country.

York

20th June 2020
10:00-16:30
York Racecourse

Find Out More

SPECIAL OFFER!
Two Tickets for £8

London

26th September 2020
10:00-16:30
Kempton Park Racecourse

Find Out More

SPECIAL OFFER!
Two Tickets for £10

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TheGenealogist Ticks the Boxes
"The Gold subscription is excellent value for money"
Nick - Value for money
"TheGenealogist has a strong census search tool to help you locate ancestors more easily"
Claire - Ease of use
"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
Alan - Family Tree Builder
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WDYTYA Magazine“TheGenealogist has an excellent search option that lets you search for a family using just first names.”
Sarah Williams, Editor - Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

Your Family Tree Magazine“The Genealogist is a great place to search for your ancestors and the details of their lives, using a combination of simple and advanced search facilities and a huge variety of the most vital records and resources for family history.”
Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
Helen Tovey, Editor - Family Tree Magazine

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