Monday, November 24, 2008
New City Directories on Ancestry.com
This was recently posted on the 24-7 Family History Circle Blog: Ancestry.com has posted 1,100 U.S. city directories to its Collection. This addition, with an estimated 50 million names, covers some large cities such as New York City and Brooklyn. There are directories for quite a few large cities, as well as some smaller ones, with coverage typically from the 1880s through around 1900, which neatly bridges that gap left by the missing 1890 Census. These directories are, in fact, part of the 1890 Census Substitute Collection at Ancestry.