Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ireland, City and Regional Directories, 1847-1946 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

About Ireland, City and Regional Directories, 1847-1946

Alexander Thom published the first Thom’s Irish Almanac and Official Directory in 1844. Over the next one hundred years, it grew to include a Dublin street directory, volumes listing the names, addresses, and occupations for residents of other towns and districts in the country, and a wide variety of happenings, institutions, businesses, and departments for Ireland and the UK, including the following:

  • County fairs and markets in Ireland
  • Parliamentarian directories
  • Civil service and law directories for Great Britain
  • Navy, army, and militia directories
  • Colonial directories
  • Universities, colleges, schools
  • Churches and ecclesiastical directories
  • County and borough directories
  • Postal directory
  • Peerages

Within the collection, you will be able to find names, places and dates of residence and often an occupation is given as well.