City Directories

City Directories are some of the forgotten gems of genealogical research. They are, in a way, an annual census for major cities around the world. Some things should be kept in mind however. Their accuracy is not perfect, information sometimes being assumed from the previous year. Also, people were not included if they did not want to be, or if they moved too frequently, or if their position in the city was so minor that they fell over the radar of the publishers (more common the farther back in time you go). The city directories are organized here by city.