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The sections below provide information about Montana directories. For further information about directories in general, see [[United States Directories]].  
 
The sections below provide information about Montana directories. For further information about directories in general, see [[United States Directories]].  
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*McKenney, L.M. ''Business Directory of the Pacific States and Territories, for 1878, Containing names, business, and address, of merchants, manufacturers, and professional men; county, city, state, territorial, and federal officers; and notaries public, of the principle towns of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Arizona and British Columbia. . .'' Two Volumes. San Francisco, California: L.M. McKenney, 1878. {{FHL|197266|title-id|disp=FHL film 1004545 item 2}}. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org Internet Archive] ([http://archive.org/details/mckenneyspac18781mcke Vol. 1]), ([http://archive.org/details/mckenneypacif18782mcke Vol. 2]).
  
 
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The Family History Library has useful directories for the years 1868 and 1879 on Family History Library film {{FHL|526739|title-id|disp=1377090}}. The library has some directories from the 1930s to 1980s for larger cities in [[Montana]], such as Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula.  
 
The Family History Library has useful directories for the years 1868 and 1879 on Family History Library film {{FHL|526739|title-id|disp=1377090}}. The library has some directories from the 1930s to 1980s for larger cities in [[Montana]], such as Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula.  
  
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*''Directory of Community Service Organizations in Montana''. Helena, Montana: Montana Preparedness and Advisory Commission, 1942. {{FHL|427868|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.6 C44d}}.
 
*''Directory of Community Service Organizations in Montana''. Helena, Montana: Montana Preparedness and Advisory Commission, 1942. {{FHL|427868|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.6 C44d}}.

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Record Synopsis

A directory is defined as a “book containing names, addresses, and occupations of inhabitants.” It may also be “any list or compilation, usually in book or pamphlet form, of persons, professional organizations, firms or corporations.”[1] Several types of directories have been published in the United States over the last two hundred years including: city directories, telephone directories, county and regional business directories, professional, organizational, and religious directories, post office directories, and street directories. Directories have tremendous value to genealogists as both an original record and as a reference aid.

The sections below provide information about Montana directories. For further information about directories in general, see United States Directories.

Business Directories

  • McKenney, L.M. Business Directory of the Pacific States and Territories, for 1878, Containing names, business, and address, of merchants, manufacturers, and professional men; county, city, state, territorial, and federal officers; and notaries public, of the principle towns of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Arizona and British Columbia. . . Two Volumes. San Francisco, California: L.M. McKenney, 1878. FHL film 1004545 item 2. Digital version at Internet Archive (Vol. 1), (Vol. 2).

City Directories

Libraries and Archives

Extensive collections of city and business directories are available at the Montana Historical Society, Montana State University, and the University of Montana.

Online Resources

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has useful directories for the years 1868 and 1879 on Family History Library film 1377090. The library has some directories from the 1930s to 1980s for larger cities in Montana, such as Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula.

Organizational Directories

  • Directory of Community Service Organizations in Montana. Helena, Montana: Montana Preparedness and Advisory Commission, 1942. FHL book 978.6 C44d.

References

  1. Henry Campbell Black, Black’s Law Dictionary: Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 415, “directory.”