The records are presented as a browse search. This will allow you to select a publication and browse through it from beginning to end.
Each post office directory includes various directories such as a commercial directory, a trade’s directory, a parliamentary directory, a street directory, and a court directory. The directories which include names, list the names alphabetically by their surname. You might discover your ancestor’s occupation, business address, or home address.
The street directories are organised by street name. Next to each street is an abbreviation that indicates the district. The abbreviations are as follows
EC – East Central
WC – West Central
N – Northern
NE – North Eastern
E – Eastern
SE – South Eastern
S – Southern
SW – South Western
W – Western
NW – North Western
To begin your search, read through the first few pages of the directories to familiarise yourself with the way the publication is set up. There are indexes within the first few pages. Then you can use the page counter at the bottom of the screen to jump to the image or directory you believe your ancestor will be found on.
The image number corresponds to the number of images in the set and not to the page numbers. Therefore the page number and the image number will not match.
Search the England & Wales, electoral registers 1832-1932 to find your ancestor’s address.