Where to find Maryland directories
- OCLC/Worldcat lists the holdings of 69,000 libraries. Search it with the keywords "directory [county or city name]."
- UScityDirectories.com identifies directories by place and gives repository and call number (including FHL film numbers).
- Local public and university libraries, historical and genealogical socities and state archives generally have historic directories.
- The Library of Congress has the largest single collection of city and county directories.
Directories have been published for major cities in Maryland. For example, the Family History Library has the following Baltimore directories:
|1752, 1796-1860||Family History Library fiche 6043563-601|
|1863-1930||Family History Library films 1376528-56 & 1605845-71|
|1914||Family History Library film 1697549 item 1|
|1940, 1956||Family History Library book Q 975.271/B1 E4p|
Search these online site for Maryland directories.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library at http://www.prattlibrary.org/, the Maryland Historical Society at http://www.mdhs.org/, and the Maryland State Archives http://www.msa.md.gov/ have large collections of Maryland city directories. Local public libraries and county and city historical and genealogical societies are another good source of city directories, especially for small towns and cities.
US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. has a huge collection of U.S. directories. Find directories in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog by searching for the town or county.