Directories of heads of households were published for major cities. For example, the Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:
- 1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 FHL fiche 6044250-80
- 1861-1935 FHL film 1377153-
- 1874-1900 FHL film 1000770-76
- 1917 FHL book 976.335/N1 E4p
- 1945, 1965 FHL book Q 976.335/N1 E4p
The New Orleans Public Library has New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
New Orleans Public Library Website: