Although a late directory, this one can be very useful to family historians tracing families in earlier times too. It is surprising how many families will have lived in the same houses for decades.
The directory is in three parts: 1. A county directory with general information and history of Somerset, followed by descriptions and facilities of every town and village, its churches, chapels, schools, etc., and lists of private residents and commercial businesses. For the major towns there is a house by house, street by street listing of households. 2. A private residents directory (in alphabetical order). 3. A county-wide classified trades and professional directory. (Note: by this period, places such as Bedminster are included in the Bristol Directories).
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. Information about the towns and villages within the county, its inhabitants and name and address, together with their occupations. A wealth of information and a snapshot in time. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM. Also suitable Macintosh and Unix operating systems.
Summary by Archive CD Books Ltd.