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City directories
Répertoires d’adresses)

Research use: Used to locate residents in large cities, to determine parish jurisdictions, and to identify occupations and residence over a period of time.

Record type: Directories of residents of larger cities.

Time Period: 1700-present.

Content: Residents’ names, addresses, occupations or places of employment.

Location: City archives and libraries.

Population coverage: 15%.

Reliability: Fair.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Switzerland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.