Melbourne Directory Compendium 1866-1870 (Sands and McDougall)
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (4029 pages)
Author: Sands & McDougall
Year: (1866-1870) 2008
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
Directories are an invaluable resource for local, family and social historians as well as for researchers in other fields of Australian history. While they do not give you birth, death and marriage details - the core records for genealogists - they can certainly provide you with information on the region where your ancestors lived, as well as information on their occupation and more ...
In this set of directory you can expect to find people named with their addresses under:Street directory (Melbourne, Ascot Vale, Boroondara, Brighton, Brunswick,
- Carlton, Caulfield, East Collingwood, East Melbourne, Emerald Hill, Easternwick, Essendon, Elwood, Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Hotham, Kensington, Kew, Moonee Ponds, Northcote, Oakleigh, Pentridge, Prahran, Preston, Richmond, Sandridge, St Kilda, Studley Park, South Yarra, Toorak, West Melbourne, Williamstown, Windsor)
- Alphabetical directory (state-wide)
- Trade and professional directory
Other sections including names but usually not addresses:
- Commerce management: banking, insurance companies, friendly societies, gold mining companies, railways, shipping
- Societies, lodges and institutions: patrons, presidents, secretaries, treasurers
- Government: MPs, heads of departments, receivers of revenue, paymasters, commissioners of crown lands, harbour masters and pilots, inspectors of distilleries, immigration agents, military officers
- Courts: judicial officers, sheriffs, bailiffs, commissioners for taking affidavits, coroners
- Municipalities: councillors, town clerks
Users should always refer to the display advertisements as they often provide names and addresses.
Directories are one of the most effective ways of tracing members of a family, especially tradesmen, is through searching directories. Many small businesses needed to ensure the public was aware of their activity and one of the better ways to do this in an age before media dominated was via a directory. The value of directories as a research tool is enhanced when no census material is available.
High quality scanned images of the whole of each original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
This CD is a compilation of five different volumes of the Sands and McDougall's Melbourne Directory. Each of these can be purchased individually:
Melbourne Directory 1866 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1867 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1868 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1869 (Sands & McDougall)
Melbourne Directory 1870 (Sands & McDougall)
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text