Recently, I found the following article regarding historical directories:
- UK Ordnance Survey Adds Four New Products to its Open Data Portfolio by Dick Eastman in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - this resource would work wonderfully in tandem with addresses of your ancestors found in British directories
For a page on my site related to the above articles, visit the United Kingdom Online Historical Directories page.
Jean Wilcox Hibben will be presenting a free webinar for the Illinois State Genealogical Society on May 12th titled "Need Direction? Try City Directories!" For more information, see this link. Here's a tutorial on how to access webinars.