City Directories - New York

Records: 168,820

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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Fold3, City Directories - New York (/title/123/city-directories-new-york :accessed July 4, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
City Directories - New York
Total Records
Records: 168,820
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
June 23, 2008
Last Updated
May 13, 2010
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in city directories for New York City, 1786-1922.