The Sands and McDougall directories are amongst the most comprehensive. You can find out more details about places in which people lived, the other residents in the area, and the services available in the region ... all of which help to paint a picture of your ancestors’ life.
Apart from the Street, Alphabetical, Trade and Professional directories, this volume also contains Government and Official, Ecclesiastical, Legal, Municipal, Colonial, Societies and Institutions directories.
How can this Directory help me?
Directories are an extremely useful tool for establishing when and where a person lived. However this is just a starting point. Look further in the directory to find out more information about the society in which they lived, the occupations they held and their neighbours. Using this directory will give you the names of the householders, street-by-street, for a number of suburbs. The Alphabetical section lists all householders alphabetically by surname, together with their occupations and residences. The towns section lists the towns alphabetically, together with householders and their occupations. You will also find the trade directory useful. It lists everyone alphabetically by trade, together with their address. There are government, legal, ecclesiastical, banking, municipal and pastoral directories included as well.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.