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Ask Ancestry Anne: Search Tip #6 - City Directories

We’ve made a lot of updates to our City Directories, and we have launched a new index for them at: U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

Don’t let the name fool you, this is ready for prime time.  You can read more at our original post on City Directories.

But don’t give up even if you don’t find what you are looking for with a search.  Check out browse on the right hand side.  Here I’m looking for a City Directory around the 1940 time frame so I can map where my grandparents would have lived:

Look for the state and then the city, and see if we have any years that you might be interested in.

Look for Search Tip #7: Ancestry Wiki, or review: Search Tip #5: Surname Histories

Happy Searching!

Ancestry Anne