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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Pennsylvania.

Resources for Pennsylvania Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of Pennsylvania including:


1797-1849 Family History Library film 983347-983355
1850-1899 Family History Library film 1000893-1000903
1861-1901 Family History Library film 1377251-1377290


1861-1901 Family History Library film 1377291-1377314
1940, 1969, 1970, 1971 etc. Family History Library book 974.885 E4ph

Some examples of statewide directories for Pennsylvania are:

The Pennsylvania Law Directory. Lindsay and Blakiston, 1844. FHL fiche 6044309.

Ulman, H. C. Ulman's Pennsylvania Business Directory and Eastern, Western and Southern Circular, 1854/55. FHL fiche 6044310.

Boyd, William H. Boyd's Business Directory of the Counties of Adams, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Montgomery, and York, PA, 1860.FHL fiche 6044311.

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.