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<br> Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."  
Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."  
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Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.  
 
Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.  
  
=== Resources for New Hampshire Directories ===
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=== Resources for New Hampshire Directories ===
  
==== Libraries and Archives ====
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==== Libraries and Archives ====
  
The New Hampshire Historical Society has an excellent collection of city directories. Directories may be located at the New Hampshire Historical Society. For their address, see [[New Hampshire Societies|New Hampshire Societies]].
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The New Hampshire Historical Society has an excellent collection of city directories. Directories may be located at the New Hampshire Historical Society. For their address, see [[New Hampshire Societies|New Hampshire Societies]].  
  
==== Directories Online ====  
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==== Directories Online ====
  
Ancestry.com ($) has New Hampshire directories available online in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.
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Ancestry.com ($) has New Hampshire directories available online in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.  
  
 
==== The Family History Library  ====
 
==== The Family History Library  ====
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/nh.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.<br>
 
*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/nh.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.<br>
  
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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. City directories can help you learn where an ancestor lived. The person’s occupation is frequently given. Often the home address and business address are both mentioned. When a husband dies, many times the widow is listed as "widow of...."

Directories can help you determine which jurisdictional ward the family lived in if you are searching census records for a particular time period in a big city. Directories sometimes have maps and addresses of churches, cemeteries, courthouses, and other important locations.

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Resources for New Hampshire Directories

Libraries and Archives

The New Hampshire Historical Society has an excellent collection of city directories. Directories may be located at the New Hampshire Historical Society. For their address, see New Hampshire Societies.

Directories Online

Ancestry.com ($) has New Hampshire directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has the following, some on microfilm, some on microfiche:

  • Concord 1830–1935 (gaps)
  • Dover 1830–1935 (gaps)
  • Great Falls 1848 (now Somersworth)
  • Keene 1827, 1830, 1831, 1871–1935 (gaps)
  • Manchester 1844–1935 (gaps)
  • Nashua 1841–1935 (gaps)
  • New Hampshire 1849
  • New Ipswich 1858
  • Peterborough 1830
  • Portsmouth 1817–1935 (gaps)

To locate the source numbers for the directories at the Family History Library, use the Place Search.

     Example: NEW HAMPSHIRE, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - DIRECTORIES

For more information about the Library Catalog see Family History Library Catalog.:


Web Sites

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.