Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Scottish post office directories update

The Internet Archive now hosts 831 Scottish post office directories on its website at, a vast increase on the number available on the National Library of Scotland's own portal at, where there are just over 700. There are, for example, now Glasgow based directories on the site up to 1919-1920, beyond the 1911 cut off point implemented by the NLS on its own site.

Incidentally, although the NLS has a new portal, if you prefer the old portal, its link is still active at


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