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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fifty directories ready for Limerick research

Limerick County Library's Local Studies department has just completed a project to upload its entire collection of local Trades & Streets Directories to its website – all 50 of them! Where the Directory covered a wider area than Limerick (ie Francis Guy's Directory of Munster), only the Limerick pages have been uploaded. The earliest dates from 1769, the most recent to 1976, and they are now freely available for download in pdf format.

The Limerick City data from the 1769–1925 directories is additionally searchable in a Trades Register database. This database holds nearly 60,000 records and is searchable by trades, directory or by surname (the latter by Advanced Search).

A screenshot below shows how useful this index will be for those researching Limerick City ancestors.