City directories provide consistent 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 Des Moines, Iowa" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/661/city-directories-des-moines: accessed August 18, 2022)
- Publication Title
- City Directories - Des Moines
- Total Records
- Content Source
- Published on Fold3
- 19 Jan 2010
- Last Updated
- 05 Apr 2010
- Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Des Moines, within selected years 1866-1886, and yearly 1888-1913.