Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

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speleobat2
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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by speleobat2 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks Alan,

I have seen most of these over the passed few years. The Newfoundland Almanac is new though. Will have a closer look at it later today!

Looks like we're headed for round two of storms this evening. Guess I'll grab my laptop and the cats and head to the basement with my husband! Hopefully, the weather will settle down after this.

Carol :D
Looking for: Clerihew, Longmuir/Longmore, Chalmers, Milne, Barclay in Newhills,
Munro, Cadenhead, Raitt, Ririe/Reary

carlineric
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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by carlineric » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:36 am

Thanks Alan,

Very useful links, found my gr grandfather and eventually my grandfather in Paisley. The reason it was difficult to find my grandfather was due to the text version (and the searchable text in the PDF) being raw OCR which has not been corrected or edited and can look a bit like Ancestry :D. Once you realize this you can adapt your search strategy to cope.
Eric

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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by Currie » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:42 am

I’m glad everyone is enjoying this one.

The directory database is really rocketing along. They have added about 30 since I made the original posting. New ones include Motherwell, Moray, Bute, Kilmarnock and extras for Dundee, Perth etc.

New additions will show up on this page http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... publicdate

Or you can subscribe to an RSS feed as shown here and receive notice of any NLS material added to the IA. http://www.archive.org/services/collect ... ofscotland

Alan

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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by LynnC » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:17 pm

For those searching Glasgow there is also a Lookup Index for Names, Streets and Trades.

http://bizdirs.from-mt.com/glasgow/

It's not pretty but could save quite a bit of time

Lynn
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Gilhagie/Glasgow, Leckie/Stirlingshire, McFarlane/Dunbartonshire, Copland & Mcwhae/Kirkcudbrightshire, Algeo/Renfrewshire

Alan SHARP
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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by Alan SHARP » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:09 am

Greetings All.

Thanks for the links. I had access to broadband today, and had a ball reading through the directories. A great insight into the life and times, [1820's] with the occasional familiar name.

Alan SHARP.

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Re: Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

Post by sebastian35554 » Sun Jul 02, 2023 1:13 pm

Currie wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:32 am
Scottish Post-Office Directories online.

A spectacular array of Scottish Post-office Directories is now online at the Internet Archive. This website has been helpful for us as we discuss it in our coworking space. Click this link https://intersect.au/. The digitisation appears to have been funded by National Library of Scotland. If you can’t see yours here try a search.

ABERDEEN - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

AIRDRIE - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

AYRSHIRE - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

BARRHEAD - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

DALKEITH - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

DUNDEE - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

EDINBURGH - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

FORFAR - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

GLASGOW - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

GREENOCK - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

HELENSBURGH - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

INVERNESS - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

MUSSELBURGH - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

PAISLEY - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

PERTH - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

PETERHEAD - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

PORTOBELLO - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

RENFREWSHIRE - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

STIRLING - http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

Hope that’s useful
Alan
Thank you so much for sharing these links to the Scottish Post-Office Directories online! It's great to see such a vast collection of directories available at the Internet Archive. I appreciate you taking the time to compile and share these resources with us.

These directories can be incredibly valuable for research, genealogy, or simply exploring the history of various Scottish locations. Having them easily accessible online makes it so much more convenient for people to delve into the past and discover interesting facts about their local areas.

I'll definitely be checking out the directory for my hometown. Even if I don't find any direct connections, I'm sure it will be fascinating to see how things have changed over the years.

Thanks again for sharing these links. Your contribution is much appreciated!

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