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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. These often list all the adult residents of a city or an area. They are similar to modern telephone books. Besides addresses and occupations, they may also give locations of streets and voting districts which will help you locate other records.
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Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Utah. Some directories cover several cities. Listed below are some of the major ones for Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.
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== Resources for Utah Directories  ==
  
''Salt Lake City (Utah) City Directories''. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1980–1984. (On 24 FHL films beginning with 1377409.) This is a complete series covering Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Logan, and Springville. This contains early directories from 1867 to the 1890s for these larger cities and towns, then to 1935 for Salt Lake City. Some of the original directories have been indexed in the Early Church Information File.
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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. These often list all the adult residents of a city or an area. They are similar to modern telephone books. Beside addresses and occupations, they may also give locations of streets and voting districts which will help you locate other records.  
  
''Salt Lake City Directory for the Year 1873: Embracing a General List of Residents, and a Business Directory; and Also General Information of Value to the Citizens of Salt Lake City, and Business Men in General: Together with an Appendix, Full of Interesting and Instructive Matter, Regarding the Social, Political and Religious Affairs in Utah Territory''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Hannahs, 1873. (FHL book 979.2258 E4h; film 940049.)
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Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Utah. Some directories cover several cities.  
  
''Salt Lake City Directory for 1889: Containing a Description of the City and its Attractions, Public Buildings, Churches, Schools, Libraries, Banks, Resorts, Amusements, etc. with a Full List of Government Territorial, County, and Municipal Officers, a Complete Business Directory and Guide to Public Streets and Avenues''. N.p.: Kelly & Company, 1889. (FHL book 979.225 E4k 1889; film 940049 item 2.) This has been indexed in the Early Church Information File.
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=== Libraries and Archives  ===
  
To locate all other directories for Utah cities look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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Good collections are found at:  
  
UTAH, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - DIRECTORIES
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*[http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/index.jsp Salt Lake Public Library]  
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*[http://history.utah.gov/ Utah State Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/ Marriott Library of the University of Utah]
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*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives]
  
UTAH, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
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=== Directories Online  ===
  
UTAH - DIRECTORIES
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*Ancestry.com ($) has Utah directories available online in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.
  
Good collections are also found at:
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=== The Family History Library  ===
  
* the Salt Lake Public Library at http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/index.jsp
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Listed below are some of the major directories for Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.  
* the Utah State Historical Society at http://history.utah.gov/
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* the Marriott Library of the University of Utah at http://www.lib.utah.edu/, and other university and public libraries.
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*''Salt Lake City (Utah) City Directories''. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1980–1984. (On 24 Family History Library {{FHL|1377409|film|disp=films beginning with 1377409}}.) This is a complete series covering Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Logan, and Springville containing early directories from 1867 to the 1890s, then to 1935 for Salt Lake City. Some of the original directories have been indexed in the ''Early Church Information File''.
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*''Salt Lake City Directory for the Year 1873: Embracing a General List of Residents, and a Business Directory; and Also General Information of Value to the Citizens of Salt Lake City, and Business Men in General: Together with an Appendix, Full of Interesting and Instructive Matter, Regarding the Social, Political and Religious Affairs in Utah Territory''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Hannahs, 1873. (Family History Library {{FHL|311694|title-id|disp=book 979.2258 E4h; film 940049}}.)
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*''Salt Lake City Directory for 1889: Containing a Description of the City and its Attractions, Public Buildings, Churches, Schools, Libraries, Banks, Resorts, Amusements, etc. with a Full List of Government Territorial, County, and Municipal Officers, a Complete Business Directory and Guide to Public Streets and Avenues''. N.p.: Kelly & Company, 1889. (Family History Library {{FHL|311745|title-id|disp=book 979.225 E4k 1889; film 940049 item 2}}.) This has been indexed in the {{RecordSearch|2078505|''Early Church Information File''|access=browse}}.
  
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To locate all other directories for Utah cities look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
[[Category:Utah]]
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::UTAH, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - DIRECTORIES
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::UTAH, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
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::UTAH - DIRECTORIES
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/ut.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
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Resources for Utah Directories

Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. These often list all the adult residents of a city or an area. They are similar to modern telephone books. Beside addresses and occupations, they may also give locations of streets and voting districts which will help you locate other records.

Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Utah. Some directories cover several cities.

Libraries and Archives

Good collections are found at:

Directories Online

The Family History Library

Listed below are some of the major directories for Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

  • Salt Lake City (Utah) City Directories. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, 1980–1984. (On 24 Family History Library films beginning with 1377409.) This is a complete series covering Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Logan, and Springville containing early directories from 1867 to the 1890s, then to 1935 for Salt Lake City. Some of the original directories have been indexed in the Early Church Information File.
  • Salt Lake City Directory for the Year 1873: Embracing a General List of Residents, and a Business Directory; and Also General Information of Value to the Citizens of Salt Lake City, and Business Men in General: Together with an Appendix, Full of Interesting and Instructive Matter, Regarding the Social, Political and Religious Affairs in Utah Territory. Salt Lake City, Utah: Hannahs, 1873. (Family History Library book 979.2258 E4h; film 940049.)
  • Salt Lake City Directory for 1889: Containing a Description of the City and its Attractions, Public Buildings, Churches, Schools, Libraries, Banks, Resorts, Amusements, etc. with a Full List of Government Territorial, County, and Municipal Officers, a Complete Business Directory and Guide to Public Streets and Avenues. N.p.: Kelly & Company, 1889. (Family History Library book 979.225 E4k 1889; film 940049 item 2.) This has been indexed in the Early Church Information File.

To locate all other directories for Utah cities look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

UTAH, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - DIRECTORIES
UTAH, [COUNTY] - DIRECTORIES
UTAH - DIRECTORIES

Web Sites

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