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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. The most frequently used directories at the Family History Library are:

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Brooklyn

  • 1822-1861 FHL fiche 6043677-718
  • 1861-1902 FHL films 1376591-614
  • 1900-1913 FHL films 1404099-106
  • 1933-1934 FHL films 1404107-08

Buffalo

  • 1827-1860 FHL fiche 6043719-45
  • 1861-1901 FHL films 1376615-39
  • 1903, 1906-1924 FHL films 1606151-65
  • 1925-1935 FHL films 1611406-15
  • 1941, 1965, 1969/1970 FHL book Q974.796 E4p

New York City (with some gaps)

  • 1786-1796 FHL fiche 6052944-53
  • 1797-1800, 1802-1823, 1825-1855 FHL fiche 6052911-
  • 1856-1900 FHL film 1000847
  • 1860-1935 FHL films 1377171-
  • 1875, 1881, 1901-1915 FHL films 845217-

The cities and years available are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES.

Web Sites

http://catalog.loc.gov/

http://www.nypl.org/

http://www.uscitydirectories.com

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newyork/

http://new-york.uscity.net/


 

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