City Directories - Detroit

Records: 118,918

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 - Detroit (/title/71/city-directories-detroit :accessed December 2, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
City Directories - Detroit
Total Records
Records: 118,918
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
September 11, 2008
Last Updated
November 30, 2009
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Detroit within its city directories, 1861-1923, including information on Wayne County.