Historic trade directories

From the mid-eighteenth century until the 1930s, local directories were used to provide information on the trade, public buildings and services of a particular town or village. They would also supply details of the nobility and gentry of that area. The most important series published were Kelly's Directories from 1799 to 1939, presented in county volumes for Buckinghamshire. Many county record offices and libraries have good series of these directories, including at the Buckinghamshire Archives. The dates of the directories indexed here are 1792, 1798, 1811, 1824 and 1832.

The database presented here contains information from some of these Buckinghamshire directories. There are over 5000 entries included in the database, but this is by no means a complete index for all Buckinghamshire directories. The index may be supplemented over time.  

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