13 October 2016
We love city directories. They can tell us so much about a family – where they lived, their occupation, and sometimes when a person died. The FamilySearch wiki piece, City Directories, shares even more reasons why you might want to consult city directories, assuming you are not already doing so.
The New York Public Library shares …
New York Public Library is digitizing its collection of New York City Directories, 1786 through 1922/3, serving them free through the NYPL Digital Collections portal. The first batch—1849/50 through 1923—have already been scanned, and the 1786–1848/9 directories are right now being scanned …
Where else might we find online collections of historic city directories?
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