Resources for Pennsylvania Directories
Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Pennsylvania.
Libraries and Archives
- Fold3.com ($) has Philadelphia City Directories 1785, 1791, 1793-1922 (7 yrs. missing) and Pittsburgh City Directories 1861-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has Pennsylvania directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library
Some examples of statewide directories for Pennsylvania are:
The Pennsylvania Law Directory. Lindsay and Blakiston, 1844. (Family History Library fiche 6044309.)
Ulman, H. C. Ulman's Pennsylvania Business Directory and Eastern, Western and Southern Circular. (1854/55; Family History Library 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; Family History Library fiche 6044311.)
The Family History Library has directories for:
||Family History Library films 983347-55|
|1850-1899||Family History Library films 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|
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.