Digital images of city directories give genealogists search options that we could only dream of in the days of manually paging through them. One way to search these items is by address to determine if other individuals are listed as residing at the same location as your ancestor. Before searching a directory for a specific address browse it so that you can: Determine what items are abbreviated and how. See what numbers are spelled out–is it 4th Street or Fourth Street? Determine how addresses are formatted and entered in the directory.
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