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 February 28, 2021)

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.