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Local History from Home – City Directories

Our “Local History from Home” series continues with another resource we use constantly–City directories.  A city directory is an alphabetical list of adult residents along with their home address and often their occupation or employer. These directories are similar in … Continue reading

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Why genealogists love City Directories

A city directory is an alphabetical list of all adult residents in the city, giving home address and usually the occupation or employer.  City directories were published (with some exceptions) on an annual basis.  The Grosvenor Room has Buffalo directories … Continue reading

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City Directory Blues – Some Alternate Sources for Locating Your Ancestors

Finding where your ancestors lived is essential to genealogy research.  Knowing their place of residence will help find records pertaining to them.  City directories are a main resource used to locate ancestors, but what if directories do not exist for the time … Continue reading

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