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=== Resources for Ohio Directories  ===
  
 
City and county directories can be used with census records and as a substitute for census records and other genealogical sources. They can be used for locating a person, particularly in large cities, and for studying a person’s migration pattern. They may give clues to when a person died or moved from the area. City and rural directories are alphabetically arranged by surname and are often published annually.  
 
City and county directories can be used with census records and as a substitute for census records and other genealogical sources. They can be used for locating a person, particularly in large cities, and for studying a person’s migration pattern. They may give clues to when a person died or moved from the area. City and rural directories are alphabetically arranged by surname and are often published annually.  
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The publication of directories began in the early nineteenth century and continues to the present time. Directories list heads of households and employed household members, occupations, and addresses. Wives' names are given in some directories, and sometimes their date of death may be given. Local information such as names and locations of churches, schools, business firms, and street guides may also be included in the directories.  
 
The publication of directories began in the early nineteenth century and continues to the present time. Directories list heads of households and employed household members, occupations, and addresses. Wives' names are given in some directories, and sometimes their date of death may be given. Local information such as names and locations of churches, schools, business firms, and street guides may also be included in the directories.  
  
Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in [[Portal:Ohio|Ohio]]. [[The Family History Library|The Family History Library]] has a large collection of directories for about 30 cities in Ohio. Local [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|libraries]] and the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society] also have collections of directories.
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=== Libraries and Archives  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/lesson20.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Rootsweb] has a great article about how to use city directories and newspapers.
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[[The Family History Library|The Family History Library]] has a large collection of directories for about 30 cities in Ohio. Local [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|libraries]] and the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society] also have collections of directories.  
==Family History Library==
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Directories are listed in the Place Search of the [[The Family History Library|The Family History Library Catalog]] under
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES for county directories <br>
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES for city directories.  
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/OH/ Distantcousins]
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=== Directories Online  ===
*[http://www.genealogy.org/state.asp?state=OH Genealogy.org] lists several different types of directories.
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*[http://morgan.ohiolink.edu/mgohio/Login Morgan] lists of directories.
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5249&cj=1&sid=AGLinks&o_xid=0002530104&o_lid=0002530104 Church Directories] (Ancestry) ($)
*[http://ohio.uscity.net/ Ohio]
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=38&categoryFilterID=37&showPaging=true Cleveland, Ohio Congregational Churches Directory, 1895] (Ancestry) ($)
*[http://olddirectorysearch.com/ Old Directory Search]
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_23/city_directories_cincinnati Cincinnati City Directories 1861-1923] (4 yrs. missing) (Fold3) ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_58/city_directories_cleveland Cleveland City Directories 1861, 1864-1923] (5 yrs. missing) (Fold3) ($)
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5249&cj=1&sid=AGLinks&o_xid=0002530104&o_lid=0002530104 Church Directories] Ancestry
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_646/city_directories_toledo Toledo City Directories 1864-1923] (3 yrs. missing) (Fold3) ($)
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=38&categoryFilterID=37&showPaging=true Directories] Ancestry
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*[http://go.footnote.com/results.php?kbid=1149&xid=294&category=city-directory City Directories] Footnote
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*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1930/city-directories.html#IOWA NARA] National Archives
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?akid=k100225&cpn=pfmxk100225&sb=c&p=oh Various directories] World Vital Records
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?akid=k100225&cpn=pfmxk100225&sb=c&p=oh Various directories] World Vital Records
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*Ancestry.com ($) has Ohio 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  ===
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*Johnson, P. R., ''Classified business and professional directory of prominent towns and cities of Ohio and eastern Indiana'' (Tucson, Arizona:W.C. Cox Co., 1974) {{FHL|258167|title-id|disp=FHL film 1000888}}
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*''Huguenot Society of Ohio-Directory 1953'' {{FHL|802292|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 A1}}
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*Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio), ''Directory of licensed embalmers, licensed funeral directors and funeral firms of the state of Ohio'' (Columbus, Ohio: Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 1960) {{WorldCat|3577524|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|139067|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 U24}}
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*The [[Ohio Directories Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Directories Records]] page contains information pertaining to directories published from 1880 to 1960.
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To access Directories available through the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES for county directories
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES for city directories.
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/OH/ Distantcousins]
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*[http://www.genealogy.org/state.asp?state=OH Genealogy.org] lists several different types of directories.
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*[http://morgan.ohiolink.edu/mgohio/Login Morgan] lists of directories.
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*[http://ohio.uscity.net/ Ohio]
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*[http://olddirectorysearch.com/ Old Directory Search]
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/oh.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1930/city-directories.html#IOWA NARA] National Archives
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/lesson20.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Rootsweb] has a great article about how to use city directories and newspapers.
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*{{Template:Pros-OH}}
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Revision as of 16:58, 11 September 2012

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Resources for Ohio Directories

City and county directories can be used with census records and as a substitute for census records and other genealogical sources. They can be used for locating a person, particularly in large cities, and for studying a person’s migration pattern. They may give clues to when a person died or moved from the area. City and rural directories are alphabetically arranged by surname and are often published annually.

The publication of directories began in the early nineteenth century and continues to the present time. Directories list heads of households and employed household members, occupations, and addresses. Wives' names are given in some directories, and sometimes their date of death may be given. Local information such as names and locations of churches, schools, business firms, and street guides may also be included in the directories.

Libraries and Archives

The Family History Library has a large collection of directories for about 30 cities in Ohio. Local libraries and the Ohio Historical Society also have collections of directories.


Directories Online

The Family History Library

  • Johnson, P. R., Classified business and professional directory of prominent towns and cities of Ohio and eastern Indiana (Tucson, Arizona:W.C. Cox Co., 1974) FHL film 1000888
  • Huguenot Society of Ohio-Directory 1953 FHL book 977.1 A1
  • Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio), Directory of licensed embalmers, licensed funeral directors and funeral firms of the state of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio: Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 1960) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 U24
  • The Ohio Directories Records page contains information pertaining to directories published from 1880 to 1960.

To access Directories available through the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:

  • OHIO, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES for county directories
  • OHIO, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES for city directories.

Web Sites


Fold3.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, and a variety of other premium content research sites are provided as a free service in 1,400 family history centers through-out North America. Ancestry.com is only available at specially designated regional Family History Centers, but may be available at your local public library.  Contact your local Family History Center to see what resources are available in your area.