Pennsylvania Directories

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Resources for Pennsylvania Directories

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

Libraries and Archives

Directories Online

The Family History Library

Some examples of statewide directories for Pennsylvania are:

The Pennsylvania Law Directory. Lindsay and Blakiston, 1844. FHL fiche 6044309.

Ulman, H. C. Ulman's Pennsylvania Business Directory and Eastern, Western and Southern Circular, 1854/55. FHL fiche 6044310.

Boyd, William H. Boyd's Business Directory of the Counties of Adams, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Montgomery, and York, PA, 1860.FHL fiche 6044311.

The Family History Library has directories for:


1797-1849: FHL fiche 983347 item 1 (first of 31 film or fiche
1850-1899: 1000893-903
1861-1901 Family History Library films 1377251-90


1861-1901 Family History Library films 1377291-314
1916, etc. Family History Library book 974.885 E4ph

Web Sites

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