|Thom's Directory is a useful census-substitute for|
those with Dublin ancestors
Thom's is a street directory and almanac that lists the merchants, clergy, lawyers, gentlemen, masons, blacksmiths and more who were working and living in the capital during the edition year.
While it doesn't include details of other household members, it includes most heads of households and businesses, street by steet. The only people are excluded, as ever, are the poor and those who subsisted on a small holding without a specific trade or specialism.
This latest addition from FindMyPast consists of more than 86,000 pages. They can be searched by name (bear in mind that people often appear in twice in any one publication – once in the street listing and once in the profession listing), by year of publication, and by section of a specific edition ie the Ecclesiastical Directory, Colleges: Medicine & Surgery, Trades Directory, County Directory etc.
(See details of this weekend's free access offer from FindMyPast here.)