Ancestry.com. Birmingham, Warwickshire Directory, 1855 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data: White, Francis and Co.. General and Commercial Directory and Topography of the Borough of Birmingham, with Aston, Edgbaston, Handsworth, Smethwick, West Bromwich, Hill Top, &c.. England: S. Harrison, 1855.
This database contains the 1855 directory for Birmingham, a parish, market town, and borough, located in the northwestern part of Warwickshire. The directory also includes the areas of Aston, Edgbaston, Handsworth, Smethwick, West Bromwich, and Hilltop. The alphabetical portion of the directory lists the names of the heads of households, their addresses and occupations. In addition, the directory contains historical, topographical, and statistical information about each of the named places. Directories can be great sources of genealogical information and are especially useful for pinpointing your ancestors in a particular time and place.