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a.  NYC (Manhattan) directories survive from 1786 and were published through 1935. After that date the telephone directories were printed.

b. City directories are essential for New York City research

c. City directories are a wonderful census substitute, and can be used to verify birth, marriage, death, cemetery and naturalization records.

d. Copy the city directory for every year your family lived in the city.

e. People in New York City tended to move every two to three years, expecially those in rented housing.

f.  New immigrants are usually not listed in the city directories for about five years.

g. Minorities are listed in the city directories less often, so check every year.

h. Occupation and address can be compared to census records to differentiate between several people with the same name.

i. Pay attention to odd and even house numbers, as this determines on which side of a street a building stood.

j. The “Street and Avenue Directory” within the city directory can be used to find the cross streets for addresses.

k. City directories also list churches, synagogues and places of business.


YEAR         FHL FILM
1786 1598116 item 1
1786 6052944
1787 6052945
1789 6052946
1790 6052947
1791 6052948
1792 6052949
1793 6052950
1794 6052951
1795 6052952
1796 6052953
1797 6052911
1798 6052912
1799 6052913
1800 6052914
1801 982496 item 4
1802 6052915
1803 6052916
1804 6052917
1805 6052918
1805 6052919
1805 6052920
1806 6052921
1807 6052922
1807 6052923
1808 6052924
1808 6052925
1809 6052926
1810 6052927
1811 6052928
1811 6052929
1812 6052930
1812 6052931
1813 6052932
1814 6052933
1814 6052934
1815 6052935
1816 6052936
1817 6052937
1818 6052938
1819 6052939
1820 6052940
1820 6052941
1821 6052942
1822 6052943
1822-23 845205
1825-26 845205
1826-28 845206
1828-31 845207
1831-34 845208
1834-36 845209
1836-38 845210
1837-39 845211
1839-41 845212
1841-42 845213
1843-44 1000722 item 1
1844-45 845213 item 2
1845-47 845214
1846-52 1000722 item 2
1847-49 845215
1849-50 845216
1852-55 1000723
1856-58 1000847
1859-60 1000848
1860-62 1377171
1861-64 1000849
1862-64 1377172
1865-66 1377173
1864-68 1000850
1866-67 1377174
1867-68 1377175
1868-69 1377176
1869-70 1377177
1869-72 1000851
1870-71 1377178
1871-72 1377179
1872-73 1377180
1873-74 1377181
1873-75 1000852
1875 845217
1874-75 1377182
1875-76 1377183
1876-77 1377184
1876-77 1000853
1877-78 1377185
1878-79 1377186
1878-79 1000854
1879-80 1377187
1880-81 1377188
1880-81 1000855
1881 572482
1882 1000848
1882-83 1377189
1883-84 1377190
1883-84 1000856
1884-85 1377191
1885 1000857
1885-86 1377192
1886 1000858
1886-87 1377193
1887 1000859
1887-88 1377194
1888 1000860
1888-89 1377195
1889 1000861
1889-90 1377196
1890 1000862
1890-91 1377197
1891-92 1377198
1891-92 1000863
1892-93 1377199
1893-94 1377200
1893-94 1000864
1894-95 1377201
1895-96 1377202
1895-96 1000865
1896-97 1377203
1897-98 1377204
1897-98 1000866
1898-99 1377205
1899-00 1377206
1899-00 1000867
1900-01 1377207
1901-02 1377205
1901-02 1404068
1902 1606123
1902-03 1404069
1903 1606124
1903-04 1404070
1904-05 1606125
1904-05 1404071
1904-05 1266734
1905-06 1404072
1906 1606126
1906-07 1404073
1606-07 1266735
1907-08 1606127
1907-08 1404074
1908-09 1606128
1908-09 1404075
1909-10 1606129
1909-10 1404076
1910-11 1606130
1910-11 1404077
1911-12 1606131
1911-12 1404078
1912-13 1606132
1912-13 1404079
1913 528758; 579479-80
1913-14 1606133
1913-14 1404080
1915 1606134-35
1915 1266736
1915 1404081-82
1916 1606136-37
1916 1404083-84
1917 1606138-39
1917 1404085-86
1918 1606140-41
1918 1404087-88
1919 1606141
1920 1606141-42
1920-21 1404089-90
1922-23 1606143
1922-23 1606144
1922-23 1404091-92
1923 1759121
1924-25 1759120
1925 1606145-46
1925 1404094
1925-26 1759119
1931 1606147
1932 1404096-98
1933-34 1606148-49
1933-35 1606150

 

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