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How to search directories and social history records

Postal and telephone directories, family histories and almanacs are fantastic resources that paint a picture of what life was like in the cities, towns, and villages your ancestors lived in at any given point in time. Some of the records provide information on specific trades and professions, while others reveal the titles and land holdings of your wealthier ancestors.

To search these records you just need to go to 'Search' in the top navigation bar and then select 'Directories and Social History' from the drop down menu. You can then filter your search using the options on the left hand side such as Medal Rolls and Honour, Family History and Pedigrees or Directories for example.

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