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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/ny New York Online Historical Directories] - listed by county
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/ny New York Online Historical Directories] - listed by county
  
== History ==
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==History==
 
Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."
 
Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."
  
 
Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.
 
Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.
  
== Resources for New York Directories ==
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==Resources for New York Directories==
  
=== Libraries and Archives ===
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===Libraries and Archives===
 
Directories listing the names, addresses, and occupations of adults have been published for at least 107 New York communities and for 18 New York counties. The [[Family History Library]], [[Library of Congress]], and the [[New York Public Library]] have some of the largest collections of directories. Read an informative article about directories (General and New York) on the [http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/06/08/direct-me-1786-history-city-directories-US-NYC New York Public Library blog].  
 
Directories listing the names, addresses, and occupations of adults have been published for at least 107 New York communities and for 18 New York counties. The [[Family History Library]], [[Library of Congress]], and the [[New York Public Library]] have some of the largest collections of directories. Read an informative article about directories (General and New York) on the [http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/06/08/direct-me-1786-history-city-directories-US-NYC New York Public Library blog].  
  
=== Directories Online ===
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===Directories Online===
  
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/City-Directories.htm New York City Directories]
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/City-Directories.htm New York City Directories]
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*1903, 1906-1924 Family History Library {{FHL|530970|title-id|disp=films 1606151-65}}
 
*1903, 1906-1924 Family History Library {{FHL|530970|title-id|disp=films 1606151-65}}
 
*1925-1935 Family History Library {{FHL|530970|title-id|disp=films 1611406-15}}
 
*1925-1935 Family History Library {{FHL|530970|title-id|disp=films 1611406-15}}
*1941, 1965, 1969/1970 Family History Library {{FHL|299807|title-id|disp=book Q974.796 E4p}}
 
  
 
'''New York City'''  
 
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*[http://www.nypl.org/ New York City Public Library]
 
*[http://www.nypl.org/ New York City Public Library]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newyork/ Access Genealogy - New York]<div style="float: left; width: 100%">{{New York|New York}} {{U.S. Directories}}
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newyork/ Access Genealogy - New York]<div style="float: left; width: 100%">{{New York|New York}} {{U.S. Directories}}
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[[Category:New York, United States|Directories]]
 
[[Category:New York, United States|Directories]]
 
[[Category:United States Directories]]
 
[[Category:United States Directories]]

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."

Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.

Resources for New York Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Directories listing the names, addresses, and occupations of adults have been published for at least 107 New York communities and for 18 New York counties. The Family History Library, Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library have some of the largest collections of directories. Read an informative article about directories (General and New York) on the New York Public Library blog.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of New York including:

Brooklyn

Buffalo

New York City

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

NEW YORK, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES

Websites[edit | edit source]