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 June 23, 2021)

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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.