Analyzing City Directories
A good overview of the use of city directories in genealogy research from OnBoard, the newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
City Directories at the U.S. Library of Congress
City directories for more than 700 American cities and towns are available on microfilm at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
City Directories on Microfiche - Rentals
A large number of U.S. city directories are available for rental on microfiche and microfilm from Heritage Quest. Browse by locality to see what is available.
City Directory Transcriptions
A small but growing list of U.S. city directories which have been transcribed and placed online. From DistantCousin.com.
City Versus Telephone Directories
Genealogical columnist, George G. Morgan, compares city directories with telephone directories and discuss why using both can be important to your genealogy research.
Fun With City Directories
Learn how to use city directories to track your ancestors' families in this article by Juliana Smith.
Primary Source Media - City Directories Online
Over 200 city directories from 99 U.S. cities have been posted online by Primary Source Media. This search is only available to patrons of subscribed libraries and genealogical societies.
Telephone and City Directories in the Library of Congress
A finding guide to the extensive collection of current and non-current telephone, city, and reverse telephone (criss/cross) directories for the United States and many other countries available at the U.S. Library of Congress.
Toronto City Directories Online
City Directories for York and Toronto, CA covering the years 1833-1880 are available online through the Toronto Public Library Digital Collection. To access the online database, click on the green GO button and then select York & Toronto City Directories Pages.