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What are county guides and directories?

Local and family history A-Z > County guides and directories > Directories
  • Beginning of an old Bedfordshire county guideGeneral county directories of Bedfordshire have now ceased but many were published from the mid-eighteenth century onwards
  • The old county guides and directories often include details of local businesses, educational establishments, local clubs and societies and local officials
  • They may also include maps, photographs, line drawings and advertisements
  • Older guides and directories may include street directories listing names of people living in the area
  • County guides are still published occasionally giving an overview of local business, leisure, services and villages and details of local government
  • See also Town guides and directories

Page last updated: 16th July 2020