City Directories - Philadelphia record example

    City Directories - Philadelphia

    Records: 160,911

    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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania" database with images Fold3 ( accessed December 4, 2022)

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    City Directories - Philadelphia
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    23 Jun 2008
    Last Updated
    02 May 2011
    Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in America's population centers within city directories.