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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

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