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== City Directories  ==
 
== City Directories  ==
 
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The Museum of New Mexico History Library has a good collection of city directories.
 
  
 
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"Most libraries, historical societies, and archives at the state level have fairly extensive collections of in-state directories and may also have directories from major out-of-state&nbsp;cities."<ref>Remington, Gordon L., "Directories," in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, editors, ''The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy'', 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006), chap. 8, p. 327.</ref> [http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/ The New Mexico History Museum's] [http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/library.html Fray Angelico Chavez History Library] has a good collection of city directories.
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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 New Mexico directories. For further information about directories in general, see United States Directories.

City Directories

Online Resources

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has directories for:

Albuquerque


Santa Fe

Libraries, Archives and Societies

"Most libraries, historical societies, and archives at the state level have fairly extensive collections of in-state directories and may also have directories from major out-of-state cities."[2] The New Mexico History Museum's Fray Angelico Chavez History Library has a good collection of city directories.


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.”
  2. Remington, Gordon L., "Directories," in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, editors, The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006), chap. 8, p. 327.