City Directories - Detroit record example

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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"City Directories for Detroit, Michigan" database with images Fold3 ( accessed April 17, 2021)

Publication Title
City Directories - Detroit
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Published on Fold3
11 Sep 2008
Last Updated
30 Nov 2009
Locate residents, organizations, and businesses in Detroit within its city directories, 1861-1923, including information on Wayne County.