City Directories - Chicago record example

    City Directories - Chicago

    Records: 235,796

    City directories give us regular and timely snapshots of a community. They list residents and businesses within a city or town, often including suburbs. The alphabetical listings provide clues to researchers about employment, residence, and age of citizens. Because they are published frequently, more often than every ten years like the census, directories help us verify residences and businesses on a chronological scale.

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    "City Directories for Chicago, Illinois" database with images Fold3 ( accessed June 28, 2022)

    Publication Title
    City Directories - Chicago
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    Published on Fold3
    15 May 2008
    Last Updated
    02 May 2011
    Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Chicago, in 1843-1916, and 1923.