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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. The most helpful directories for genealogical research are provincial directories (published at irregular intervals in the 19th century) and city directories (published annually in the 20th century).
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A person’s address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. Inclusion or omission in successive directories can indicate when the person came to the city, left the city, or died. However, most blacks and Native Americans and many French Canadians were omitted from such directories.
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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. The most helpful directories for genealogical research in [[Canada|Canada]] are provincial directories (published at irregular intervals in the 19th century) and city directories (published annually in the 20th century).  
  
An excellent list of city and provincial directories is:
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A person’s address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. Inclusion or omission in successive directories can indicate when the person came to the city, left the city, or died. However, most blacks and Native Americans and many French Canadians were omitted from such directories.
  
Bond, Mary E. Canadian Directories 1790–1987: A Bibliography and Place-Name Index. 3 vols. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1989. (FHL book 971 E43n.) The directories are listed alphabetically and chronologically by province and town.
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=== <center>Directories by Province or Territory</center>  ===
  
Public and university libraries have directories for their region.
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*[[Alberta Directories|Alberta]]
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*[[British Columbia Directories|British Columbia]]
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*[[Manitoba Directories|Manitoba]]
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*[[New Brunswick Directories|New Brunswick]]
  
The Family History Library has microfiche of original directories published before 1900 in:
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*[[Newfoundland and Labrador Directories|Newfoundland and Labrador]]
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*[[Northwest Territories Directories|Northwest Territories]]
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*[[Nova Scotia Directories|Nova Scotia]]
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*[[Nunavut Directories|Nunavut]]
  
The Pre-1900 Canadian Directories=La Collection de répertoires d’avant 1900. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1988. (4,214 microfiche beginning with 6360453. Not available at Family History Centers.) This includes directories and [[Canada Gazetteers|gazetteers]] from cities and provinces across Canada.
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*[[Ontario Directories|Ontario]]
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*[[Prince Edward Island Directories|Prince Edward Island]]  
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*[[Quebec Directories|Quebec]]
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*[[Saskatchewan Directories|Saskatchewan]]
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*[[Yukon Directories|Yukon]]
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Single titles from this series can be purchased on microfiche from:
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An excellent list of city and provincial directories is:  
  
Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions
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Bond, Mary E. ''Canadian Directories 1790–1987: A Bibliography and Place-Name Index''. 3 vols. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1989. (Family History Library {{FHL|136748|title-id|disp=book 971 E43n}}.) The directories are listed alphabetically and chronologically by province and town.
  
P.O. Box 2428, Station D
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Public and university libraries have directories for their region.  
  
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W5
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The Family History Library has microfiche of original directories published before 1900 in:
  
Canada
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''The Pre-1900 Canadian Directories=La Collection de répertoires d’avant 1900''. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1988. (Family History Library book 971 E43p; 4,214 microfiche beginning with [[6360453|6360453]].) No circulation to&nbsp;Family History Centers. This includes directories and [[Canada Gazetteers|gazetteers]] from cities and provinces across Canada.
  
Telephone: 613-235-2628
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Single titles from this series can be purchased on microfiche from:  
  
Fax: 613-235-9752
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:Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions<br>P.O. Box 2428, Station D<br>Ottawa, ON K1P 5W5<br>Canada<br>Telephone: 613-235-2628<br>Fax: 613-235-9752
  
The Family History Library also has a few microfilm copies of city and province directories. These date from the mid-1800s to 1912. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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The Family History Library also has a few microfilm copies of city and province directories. These date from the mid-1800s to 1912. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
CANADA - DIRECTORIES [PROVINCE] - DIRECTORIES [PROVINCE], [TOWNSHIP] - DIRECTORIES [PROVINCE], [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES
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CANADA - DIRECTORIES  
  
If your ancestor lived in 1871 in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, or Ontario, and you know the name of the community, he may be listed in:
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[PROVINCE] - DIRECTORIES
  
Lovell, John, ed. Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871. 8 vols. Montreal: John Lovell, 1871. (FHL book 971.3 E4L; films 856124 and 856125; fiche 6046766.) This gives the township and county of each community, which is important when searching census, land and property, local histories, and other records.
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[PROVINCE], [TOWNSHIP] - DIRECTORIES
  
For the 1871 Dominion Directory, surnames beginning with A and B are indexed as follows:
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[PROVINCE], [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES
  
Index to the 1871 Dominion Directory of Canada. 3 vols., Aa–Az, Ba–Bonsecours, Bonsecours–By. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966 [?]. (FHL book 971 E4L 1871 index; films 908001 item 2, 982370 item 4 and 928566 item 3.)
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If your ancestor lived in 1871 in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, or Ontario, and you know the name of the community, he may be listed in:
  
The Family History Library and some large public and academic libraries have Phonefiche (microfiche copies of recent telephone directories of metropolitan areas) for Quebec and Ontario. The Family History Library also has:
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Lovell, John, ed. ''Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871''. 8 vols. Montreal: John Lovell, 1871. (Family History Library {{FHL|360258|title-id|disp=book 971.3 E4L 1871; films 856124 and 856125; fiche 6046766}}.) This gives the township and county of each community, which is important when searching census, land and property, local histories, and other records.  
  
Canada Phone Book: The National Telephone Directory on CD-ROM. Ed. 4.5 for year 1997. Danvers, Mass.: Pro CD, c. 1992–96. (FHL compact disc no. 20.)
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For the 1871 Dominion Directory, surnames beginning with A and B are indexed as follows:  
  
Major Canadian libraries have copies of telephone directories (Bell Canada) from 1878 to 1979, but these are not at the Family History Library.
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Index to the 1871 Dominion Directory of Canada. 3 vols., Aa–Az, Ba–Bonsecours, Bonsecours–By. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966 [?]. (Family History Library {{FHL|360258|title-id|disp=book 971 E4L 1871 index; films 908001 item 2, 982370 item 4 and 928566 item 3}}.)
  
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers for federal, provincial, and municipal government offices and bureaus; provincial vital records offices; major church headquarters; libraries; and other organizations are listed in:
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The Family History Library and some large public and academic libraries have Phonefiche (microfiche copies of recent telephone directories of metropolitan areas) for Quebec and Ontario. The Family History Library also has:  
  
Canadian Almanac and Directory. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (FHL book 971 E4ca; computer number 160632.)
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Canada Phone Book: The National Telephone Directory on CD-ROM. Ed. 4.5 for year 1997. Danvers, Mass.: Pro CD, c. 1992–96. (Family History Library compact disc no. 20.)  
  
Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (FHL book 971 B5c.) Editions before 1998 were called:
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Major Canadian libraries have copies of telephone directories (Bell Canada) from 1878 to 1979, but these are not at the Family History Library.  
  
Corpus Almanac &amp; Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (FHL book 971 B5c.)
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Names, addresses, and telephone numbers for federal, provincial, and municipal government offices and bureaus; provincial vital records offices; major church headquarters; libraries; and other organizations are listed in:
  
Recent editions are in Canadian and large United States libraries.
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Canadian Almanac and Directory. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (Family History Library {{FHL|824618|title-id|disp=book 971 E4ca}}.)
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''Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|971 B5c|disp=book 971 B5c}}.) Editions before 1998 were called:
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''Corpus Almanac &amp; Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (Family History Library book {{FHL|655458|title-id|disp=971 B5c}}.)
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Recent editions are in Canadian and large United States libraries.  
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Canada Gotoarrow.png Directories

Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. The most helpful directories for genealogical research in Canada are provincial directories (published at irregular intervals in the 19th century) and city directories (published annually in the 20th century).

A person’s address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. Inclusion or omission in successive directories can indicate when the person came to the city, left the city, or died. However, most blacks and Native Americans and many French Canadians were omitted from such directories.

Directories by Province or Territory

An excellent list of city and provincial directories is:

Bond, Mary E. Canadian Directories 1790–1987: A Bibliography and Place-Name Index. 3 vols. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1989. (Family History Library book 971 E43n.) The directories are listed alphabetically and chronologically by province and town.

Public and university libraries have directories for their region.

The Family History Library has microfiche of original directories published before 1900 in:

The Pre-1900 Canadian Directories=La Collection de répertoires d’avant 1900. Ottawa: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1988. (Family History Library book 971 E43p; 4,214 microfiche beginning with 6360453.) No circulation to Family History Centers. This includes directories and gazetteers from cities and provinces across Canada.

Single titles from this series can be purchased on microfiche from:

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions
P.O. Box 2428, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W5
Canada
Telephone: 613-235-2628
Fax: 613-235-9752

The Family History Library also has a few microfilm copies of city and province directories. These date from the mid-1800s to 1912. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

CANADA - DIRECTORIES

[PROVINCE] - DIRECTORIES

[PROVINCE], [TOWNSHIP] - DIRECTORIES

[PROVINCE], [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES

If your ancestor lived in 1871 in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, or Ontario, and you know the name of the community, he may be listed in:

Lovell, John, ed. Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871. 8 vols. Montreal: John Lovell, 1871. (Family History Library book 971.3 E4L 1871; films 856124 and 856125; fiche 6046766.) This gives the township and county of each community, which is important when searching census, land and property, local histories, and other records.

For the 1871 Dominion Directory, surnames beginning with A and B are indexed as follows:

Index to the 1871 Dominion Directory of Canada. 3 vols., Aa–Az, Ba–Bonsecours, Bonsecours–By. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966 [?]. (Family History Library book 971 E4L 1871 index; films 908001 item 2, 982370 item 4 and 928566 item 3.)

The Family History Library and some large public and academic libraries have Phonefiche (microfiche copies of recent telephone directories of metropolitan areas) for Quebec and Ontario. The Family History Library also has:

Canada Phone Book: The National Telephone Directory on CD-ROM. Ed. 4.5 for year 1997. Danvers, Mass.: Pro CD, c. 1992–96. (Family History Library compact disc no. 20.)

Major Canadian libraries have copies of telephone directories (Bell Canada) from 1878 to 1979, but these are not at the Family History Library.

Names, addresses, and telephone numbers for federal, provincial, and municipal government offices and bureaus; provincial vital records offices; major church headquarters; libraries; and other organizations are listed in:

Canadian Almanac and Directory. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (Family History Library book 971 E4ca.)

Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (Family History Library book 971 B5c.) Editions before 1998 were called:

Corpus Almanac & Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (Family History Library book 971 B5c.)

Recent editions are in Canadian and large United States libraries.


 

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