City Directories – Uncovering Clues About Your Community

Genealogists are a special breed–and their appetite for information sometimes feels endless.  No reference is too obscure, no tombstone too faded.  Join us to learn about an often-overlooked resource to use when gathering information for family or local histories–city directories. These directories are particularly useful between the census decades and after 1940.

  • Explore the wealth of information in city directories
  • Access city directories online and in print
  • Utilize directories to understand growth of cities and communities
  • Supplement census information with city directory entries
  • Compile House Histories