Explore this collection of trade directories for Portsmouth, Hampshire. Discover your ancestor’s address and occupation. Find the names of large companies, banks, tradesmen to small local businesses. Findmypast’s browse search allows you to search each trade directory from beginning to end.
The Hampshire, Portsmouth Trade Directories 1863-1927 include the following publications:
Borough of Portsmouth Directory
Chamberlain’s Portsmouth Directory
Directory of Portsmouth, Portsea and Southsea
Kelly’s Directory of Portsmouth, Portsea, Landport, Southsea and Suburbs
Kelly’s Directory of Portsmouth, Portsea, Landport, Southsea, Gosport and Suburbs
Simpson’s Portsmouth and Court Guide
Explore dozens of trade directories which record the businesses and trades people in the port city of Portsmouth.
Trade directories are an excellent resource for anyone researching their family history and want to understand more about their ancestor’s life. They provide insights into local business owners, trades people, civil servants, church leaders, school teachers and much more.
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