Introduction to U.S. City Directories (1:01:32)


City directories are an integral tool in genealogical resource in locating individuals and businesses at specific times, and gleaning other details that may point you to other evidence. They can help determine date of arrival or departure, residence, occupation, and more. They are great substitutes for census records and for the in-between years. Introduction to City Directories tells you what you can find, places you can find them, and how to obtain the most information from them. You’ll also see images of many types of city directory pages so that you will know what they can tell you.