Lovell's directory - link to actual page?

+2 votes
I'm not sure which category i should be asking this in:  I have the source i want to link, but it seems that i can't get a URL that goes directly to it.  It seems to be a link for the top level:

 and then anyone who follows the link still has to choose the right year (1870-1871) and then navigate to page 444.

Is there a more direct way to link? Or a different site that also has Lovell's directories that are easier to link to the right page?

Does anyone know what would be the timeline for Lovell's between collecting their info and publishing?  As far as that goes, where did they get their info?

I'm looking into this directory clue more deeply because i've never been able to find this Thomas Sword in any 1870 or 1871 census.  He was married in Montreal on Dec 31 1869, and here he is (i think) in Lovell's, so where was he on census day?  To complicate matters, he was a deserter from the British Army and by 1878 if not earlier was using his middle name, Robertson, as his family name.  So he might not have wanted to be visible.


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Best answer

1) Find and select the page (choose the right year (1870-1871) and then navigate to page 444)
2) Click on ...  Affichage plein √©cran

3) The link to page 444 is ...

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 8 (88.1k points)
selected by Shirlea Smith
+4 votes
Have you looked on Collections Canada? ( or on the broader Library and Archives Canada? (

They have some of the Lovell directories online. Also, WorldCat ( is your friend. It will also help to create an source citation that allows other to find the source even if the URL goes bad.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (462k points)
+3 votes

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by E Martin G2G6 Mach 8 (88.1k points)

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