USING CITY AND OTHER DIRECTORIES
IN FAMILY HISTORY
ęCopyright 2008 by Donald R. Snow
Sections of the Notes
This page was last updated 2008-03-26.
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO CLASS
- Instructors are Elder and Sister Donald R. and Diane
M. Snow of the England London Mission, Hyde Park Family History Centre
(firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com)
- These notes with active Internet links are posted on the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group website http://uvtagg.org under
Class Outlines , Don's Listings , and
are linked on the Hyde Park Family History Centre website http://www.hydeparkfhc.org under Events. Many other class
notes for family history are linked on both sites also.
- This class will discuss various kinds
of directories and how to use them in family history.
- Directories are just lists of people, businesses, etc.,
and are usually alphabetical or chronological, but not always.
SOME TYPES OF DIRECTORIES
- Telephone directories
- City directories
- Online people directories
- Trades, guild, and occupation directories
- Church directories
- Electoral registers
FINDING AND USING DIRECTORIES IN FAMILY HISTORY
TELEPHONE AND ONLINE PEOPLE DIRECTORIES
- Telephone directories in hard copy -- check telephone offices, public libraries, and university libraries
- Examples of people search engines for the UK and US
- Interesting information about telephone numbers and
their history on Google search
CITY DIRECTORIES -- Primarily for Larger Cities
GUILD, AND CHURCH DIRECTORIES, AND ELECTORAL REGISTERS
- Directories are useful in genealogy since they are lists of particular
groups of people or businesses and are usually easy to search.
- Search engines such as Google can be used
to find directories of many different types.
Return to the Hyde
Park Family History Centre Home Page or the Events Page or the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group Home Page or Don's Class Listings Page .