Addressing history

Adressing history combines data from digitized historical Scottish Post Ofice Directories (PODs) with contemporaneous historical maps. It is a searchable, historical database of towns and cities of Scotland. In October 2015 ‘Addressing history’ focused on Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen mapping and 9 Post Office Directories from 1784-1785, 1865, and 1905-1906.

It is possible to search by people, places, and professions. Search results can be limited by specific place or specific year. Results consist in forename, surname, profession, and address. The relevant Post Office Directory page is shown in digitized format (downloadable in JPEG format).

The website and API were developed by EDINA working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland using materials digitised under an ongoing NLS and Internet Archive programme.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 12:27pm
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