Where can I find old city directories?

Where can I find old city directories?

Where can I find old city directories?

Six Free Places to Look for Old City Directories

  • The public library in the city or county of interest. Public libraries often collect directories for their own city and county.
  • MyHeritage.
  • Internet Archive.
  • Google Books.
  • Online Historical Directories Website.
  • WorldCat.

When did city directories stop being published?

But the 2008 edition will be the last. After 85 years, Rothberger Directory Co. will discontinue producing the books for Knox and Hamilton counties. The last version was published in May.

Are there still city directories?

City directories are compiled through door-to-door surveys and are published at irregular intervals. Researchers should be aware, however, that there are no current city directories for many major U.S. cities–among them Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Are there city directories in the United States?

City Directories, arguably one of the most over-looked resources by genealogists, have been around since the 1700s. This web site will attempt to identify all printed, microfilmed, and online directories, and their repositories, for the United States.

Where to find Historical Directories in the United States?

United States Online Historical Directories – identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. US City Directories – identifies directories by place and gives repository and call number (incl. FHL film numbers).

Are there city directories in the family history library?

The Family History Library has a comprehensive collection, City Directories of the United States, reproduced on microform by Research Publications. This includes 336 cities and regions from the late 1700s to 1935. The pre-1860 city directories are on more than 6,000 microfiche.

What kind of information does a city directory contain?

The database currently contains directories for all states except Alaska. Generally a city directory will contain an alphabetical list of citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information.