Historic Scottish Post Office directories now online

Cook and Wylie's Stirling Directory
Stirling directory, 1897, held by
Stirling County Library.

Over 280 Scottish Post Office directories are available for the first time online for family and town history research.

Ranging from 1774 to 1911, and issued annually, the directories include an alphabetical listing of the inhabitants of a town or county. Most of them also list people by street and by trade.

Some directories record other information - banks, churches, insurance companies, teachers, and medical and law practitioners, for instance.

Access to these directories has been made possible by partnership project involving a number of Scottish libraries. When completed in summer 2011, the project will deliver a website which will search over 600 Post Office directories covering most of Scotland.

22 December 2010



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