City Directories - Boston record example

City Directories - Boston

Records: 147,699

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 Boston, Massachusetts" database with images Fold3 ( accessed August 4, 2021)

Publication Title
City Directories - Boston
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Published on Fold3
15 May 2008
Last Updated
08 Sep 2008
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Boston, within selected years from 1789 to 1818, and most years from 1820 to 1926.