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This month, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine readers can explore resources from Liverpool and its surroundings courtesy of My History, Anguline Research Archives and the Liverpool Record Office
Gore’s Directory of Liverpool, 1867
Normally sold on CD by my- history.co.uk at a cost of £12 (or £13.94 as a download from sister website twrcomputing.co.uk), this historic publication provides a wealth of information about Liverpool’s residents during the mid-Victorian period.
Fully searchable and bookmarked by major headings, it features comprehensive street maps, trades and professions directories, alongside lists of hotels, inns and taverns.
Gore’s Directory of Liverpool & Its Environs, 1873
This later directory, also supplied by My History at a cost of £12 (£11 via twrcomputing.co.uk), contains occupations of the people listed as well as their addresses. In addition to Liverpool, the directory also covers Bebington, Birkenhead, Eastham, Liscard, New Brighton, Oxton, Rock Ferry, Seacombe, Tranmere and Wallasey.
County Book of England and Official List (Lancashire), 1875
Available via anguline.co.uk at a cost of £10 (£5 as a download), this 225- page publication lists every local official in the county of Lancashire – nobility, politicians, clergy, lieutenants, sheriffs, magistrates and coroners. For major towns, including Liverpool, the resource also provides details of hospitals, schools and other points of interest.
Liverpool Record Office image set
Finally, readers can scroll through a gallery of interesting documents and images from the collections of Liverpool Record Office. This includes a portrait of local heroine Kitty Wilkinson, who helped save lives during one of the city’s 19th- century cholera outbreaks, plus an aerial photograph of Liverpool Workhouse in the 1920s.
Crown Street station, opened in 1830, was Liverpool’s first passenger railway station and connected the city with Manchester Liverpool’s Pier Head has long been a vital part of the city and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004