United States city directories are often used to track ancestors between the federal census years, particularly 1880 to 1900 due to the near-complete loss of the 1890 census. While residential listings are the most used part of the directory, there are many other sections that are important to genealogists.
The US City Directories Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information to provide you with an introduction to city directories and some tools and tips to help you with your research. With a little know-how and encouragement, you will be well on your way to exploring the various directories available and furthering the research of your ancestors. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.