Sunday, 7 May 2017

Ancestry updates British Phone Books, 1880-1984

This database now contains 1780 phone books, 278 million entries, providing near full county coverage for England and substantial records for Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Alphabetical listings typically contain:
Surname of person (usually the head of household) or name of business
Exchange (up to 1968)
Telephone Number
Note that you must enter a country through the drop-down menu, but if you try to enter a county as well the country selection disappears and the search fails. Instead enter the county in the location box.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

If it's possible for you to provide direct links to these interesting sources you mention, It would be greatly appreciated! I try to google them, sometimes successfully, often not. Thanks, Peggy