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Christopher

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Wanted - Old Belfast Street Directories
« on: June 01, 2006, 08:22:06 AM »
Hello Folks,

Does anyone have an old Directory of Belfast and the Province of Ulster please ???

I am looking for Directories of the 1800s or early 1900s if possible.
I am a keen amateur genealogist and these directories come in handy when
searching for people's ancestors who might have lived in the north of Ireland.

Best Wishes,

Christopher

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Re: Wanted - Old Belfast Street Directories
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 08:41:58 PM »
Contact Map Shop at Ordnance Survey NI - 028 9025 5711.

They have a book circa 1950's, gives street names, house numbers, occupants name and occupation.

Also, post this in the genealogy section too, as more people with the right expertise will check it there....

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Re: Wanted - Old Belfast Street Directories
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 08:55:51 PM »
Contact Map Shop at Ordnance Survey NI - 028 9025 5711.

They have a book circa 1950's, gives street names, house numbers, occupants name and occupation.

Also, post this in the genealogy section too, as more people with the right expertise will check it there....

I dont understand your message mc1. Have you a link to the book that the Ordnance Survey have ... ???
Is it a reprint of the Belfast and Northern Ireland Directory of the 1950s ???

I have a antiquarian book specialist keeping an eye open and have the address of an auction house which has directories available from time to time as well as the addresses of a couple of book sellers who handle such books.   

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Re: Wanted - Old Belfast Street Directories
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006, 06:27:57 PM »
Contact Map Shop at Ordnance Survey NI - 028 9025 5711.

They have a book circa 1950's, gives street names, house numbers, occupants name and occupation.

Also, post this in the genealogy section too, as more people with the right expertise will check it there....

I dont understand your message mc1. Have you a link to the book that the Ordnance Survey have ... ???
Is it a reprint of the Belfast and Northern Ireland Directory of the 1950s ???

I have a antiquarian book specialist keeping an eye open and have the address of an auction house which has directories available from time to time as well as the addresses of a couple of book sellers who handle such books.   

sorry, i should have clarified,

I was in Ordnance Survey a couple of months ago, and saw a heavy book that dates back to the 1950s.  In the book, is a list of all the names of the streets in Belfast (and further afield from memory).  I was able to look up the streets that my parents lived in at the time, and was able to find their house number, and in the book, it lists the name and occupation of the main member of the household.

Drew Ferris in Ordnance Survey was most helpful with this book for me, and they have loads of old street maps too, dating back a long time.

Hope that clarifies things a bit.

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Re: Wanted - Old Belfast Street Directories
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006, 06:38:09 PM »
Hiya mc1,

That sounds like a street directory to me. I have a couple already and posted the message on this board in case people had one that they wished to sell. Most directories appear these days in auction houses when they are doing house clearance sales. If you have a look at the Genealogy board you'll see a thread, which is pinned, called Street Directories. On the first page of that thread there's a long list of the directories owned by various members of the Forum. Mary Lennon, Colette, Anthony and myself do look ups in response to queries here, on RootsChat and on other genealogy websites. I also go to the Central Library in Royal Avenue from time to time where I do look ups in the directories and post the messages from the computers in the library.

Chris