Find your ancestors in City Of York Trade Directories 1781-1955

Did your ancestor trade in the city of York in Yorkshire, England? Trade directories can be important sources of information about what our ancestors did for a living and where they traded. Findmypast has just published 16 separate trade directory titles that cover close to two hundred years of commerce in the city of York.

You will find the following titles within Findmypast's City of York trade directories' collection:

  1. Bailey's Northern Directory (York Section)
  2. Cook's York & District Directory
  3. Holden's London Directory (York Section)
  4. Johnson & Tesseyman's City Of York Directory
  5. Kelly's City of York Directory
  6. Kelly's Directory (York Section)
  7. Parsons & White's Directory (York Section)
  8. Pigot's General Directory (York Section)
  9. Slater's Commercial Directory of Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  10. Stevens's City of York Directory
  11. Universal British Directory (York Section)
  12. Watson's York City Year Book
  13. Wells's York & District Directory
  14. White's Directory of York
  15. White's General Directory of Kingston-Upon-Hull & York (York Section)
  16. William’s City of York Directory

Note that there are multiple yearly volumes for some of these titles, notably the following:

  1. Cook's York & District Directory
  2. Johnson & Tesseyman's City Of York Directory
  3. Kelly's Directories
  4. Stevens's City of York Directory
  5. Watson's York City year book