USA town and city directories are a valuable source of genealogical information. The entries below are taken from a huge index provided online by Ancestry. Because the original index was created by OCR software, there are numerous errors and omissions. Every endeavour has been made to correct these errors although there is every possibility that some have been missed and, because of the huge volume of data, others may have crept in due to keyboarding slips.
The database occasionally includes additional information not normally associated with street and trade directories. Occasionally a date of death and age at death are recorded besides a note of a marriage. Additionally, if someone leaves the district, the name of the destination can be given - sometimes just the name of a state, but quite often the name of the town or city.
© Sandra J Smith MBE 2015