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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.  
  
 
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 has a large collection of directories for about 30 cities in Ohio. Local libraries and the Ohio Historical Society also have collections of directories.  
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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.  
  
Directories are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under OHIO, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES for county directories and under OHIO, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES for city directories.  
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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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==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.  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/OH/  
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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.
http://ohio.uscity.net/  
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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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====Pay Sites====
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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
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*[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
  
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::These sites are provided as a service in 1,400 family history centers in through-out North America. Patrons should contact their local  [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers: Accessing Family History Library Materials in Your Area|Family History Center]] to see if this service is available.
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==References==
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[[Category:Ohio]]
 
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Revision as of 02:28, 8 November 2008

United States > Ohio > 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.

Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Ohio. 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.

Rootsweb has a great article about how to use city directories and newspapers.

Contents

Family History Library

Directories are listed in the Place Search of the The Family History Library Catalog under

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

Web Sites

Pay Sites

These sites are provided as a service in 1,400 family history centers in through-out North America. Patrons should contact their local Family History Center to see if this service is available.

References