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=== History ===
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=== History ===
  
Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana.
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Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana. Directories were created for salesmen, merchants, and other interested in contacting residents of an area. They are arranged alphabetically giving lists of names and addresses. 
  
=== Resources for Louisiana Directories ===
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These are generally published annually and may include an individual's address, occupation, spouse's name, and other helpful facts. An individual's address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. See the wiki page [[United States Directories|United States Directories]] for more information.
  
==== Libraries and Archives ====
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=== Why Use Directories   ===
  
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*Directories are particularly helpful for research in large cities, where a high percentage of the people were renters, new arrivals, or temporary residents. 
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*A directory may be the only source to list an ancestor if he or she was not registered to vote and did not own property. 
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*Learn the exact years your ancestor inhabited a place. 
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*Locate ancestor in a census that hasn’t been indexed (esp. state census). 
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*Estimate year of immigration. 
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*Learn occupation and employer as identifiers 
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*Find other family members.
  
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=== Resources for Louisiana Directories  ===
  
==== Directories Online ====  
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==== Libraries and Archives  ====
  
Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_122/city_directories_new_orleans/ New Orleans City Directories] 1861 and 1866-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
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*The [http://nutrias.org/ New Orleans Public Library] collection holds New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
  
==== The Family History Library ====
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==== Directories Online  ====
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_122/city_directories_new_orleans/ New Orleans City Directories] 1861 and 1866-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
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*Ancestry.com ($) has Louisiana directories available online in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.
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==== The Family History Library ====
  
 
The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:  
 
The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:  
  
*1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 Family History Library {{FHL|6044250|film|disp=fiche 6044250-80}}  
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*1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 {{FHL|543152|item|disp=FHL fiche 6044250 (first of 158 fiche)}}  
*1861-1935 Family History Library {{FHL|1377153|film|disp=film 1377153}}-
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*1861-1935 {{FHL|543152|item|disp=FHL film 1377153 (first of 38 films)}}  
*1874-1900 Family History Library {{FHL|1000770|film|disp=film 1000770-76}} <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228422551169_361" />
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*1874-1900 {{FHL|204340|item|disp=FHL film 1000770-76}}  
*1917 Family History Library {{FHL|976.335%2FN1 E4p|disp=book 976.335/N1 E4p}}
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*1917, 1945, 1965 {{FHL|801891|item|disp=FHL book Q 976.335/N1 E4p}}
*1945, 1965 Family History Library {{FHL|976.335%2FN1 E4p |disp=Q 976.335/N1 E4p}}
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/la.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
 
*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/la.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
  
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[[Category:Louisiana|Directories]] [[Category:Record_Types_of_the_United_States]]
 
[[Category:Louisiana|Directories]] [[Category:Record_Types_of_the_United_States]]

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Contents

History

Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana. Directories were created for salesmen, merchants, and other interested in contacting residents of an area. They are arranged alphabetically giving lists of names and addresses. 

These are generally published annually and may include an individual's address, occupation, spouse's name, and other helpful facts. An individual's address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. See the wiki page United States Directories for more information.

Why Use Directories  

  • Directories are particularly helpful for research in large cities, where a high percentage of the people were renters, new arrivals, or temporary residents. 
  • A directory may be the only source to list an ancestor if he or she was not registered to vote and did not own property. 
  • Learn the exact years your ancestor inhabited a place. 
  • Locate ancestor in a census that hasn’t been indexed (esp. state census). 
  • Estimate year of immigration. 
  • Learn occupation and employer as identifiers 
  • Find other family members.

Resources for Louisiana Directories

Libraries and Archives

Directories Online

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:


Web Sites


 

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