Crockford’s Clerical Directory

Ancestry.co.uk now have available online …………………………………

imageDo you have a clergyman in your family tree? Search the Crockford’s Clerical Dictionary which contains around 250,000 names, and find out where they studied, where they worked, and where they lived.

This collection contains biographies of UK Anglican clergy and details of English, Welsh, and Irish beneficiaries and churches, although clergy who qualified in the UK, may have travelled anywhere in the world to practise.

Crockford’s Directories first appeared in 1858 and are still published today. Whilst more recent biographies from 1968 are available, this is the first time that historic collections have been made available online. Ancestry currently has six complete directories dated 1868, 1874, 1885, 1898, 1908 and 1932 available.

 Crockford’s Directories 1868 – 1898

The East India Register & Directory 1844

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The East India Register & Directory 1844 and Thacker’s Indian Directory 1895

The East India Company started out as a commercial trading venture, but gradually took on governmental and military functions until the British Crown took direct control following the Indian Rebellion of 1857. This register is a fascinating record of the company rules and regulations, as well as a directory of the company’s servants, detailing their appointments and lists of their casualties. Among the material of great interest to the family historian are military lists, and even records of births, marriages and deaths that took place among the European community in India.

Thacker’s Indian Directory of 1895 is an almanac of British and foreign merchants, commercial industry, military, railways, government departments and European and prominent native residents. If you know of an ancestor that may have been in India at this time, this directory can help you find out about their life, where they lived and what they was doing. This is the first time these collections have been made available to search online, so all you need to do is type in a name or keyword.

Start searching The East India Register & Directory 1844 or Thacker’s Indian Directory 1895