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North Carolina City Directories 1860-1963 Now Online at NCDHC

Now this is cool… The NCDHS North Carolina Digital Library has now posted digitized city directories for 108 cities in 64 North Carolina counties dating from 1860 through 1963. The following teaser is from a UNC Library News and Events article posted at Now a century’s worth of North Carolina directories is online (here) […]

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Old City Directories – Before the Internet

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… Dollarhide’s Genealogy Rule No. 42: If you took family group sheets to the last wedding you attended, you are probably an addicted genealogist. The Internet has caused the death of many printed genealogical sources, including the annual printed city directories for most cities […]

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The New 1950 Census Substitute at

One of the resources that we were informed about on January 8 when the bloggers visited was the 1950 census substitute. announced this last week that the resource was now posted. This “substitute” for the yet-to-be-released 1950 census is made up of about 2500 city directories. My first foray into the collection was […]

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Ancestry Posts Digitized German Phone Directories 1915-1981

The following news release was written by TGN staff. I will do a full review of the new database later in the week. 20th Century German Phone Books feature over 35 million names including Albert Einstein, Actress Marlene Dietrich and Hitler’s Mistress Eva Braun PROVO, UTAH – May 8, 2009 – In a world first, […]

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New at – Indian Census Rolls – City Directories – Civil War Widows’ Pensions – Arkansas Civil War Service Records sent out an update today stating the new records that can be found at their site. The following items are new or updated for January. I added a listing of cities for which Footnote earlier posted city directories. Indian Census Rolls, 1885 – 1940 57,865 images. This title, NARA publication M595, consists of census […]

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