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Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in [[Portal:Louisiana|Louisiana]]. For example, the Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:
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*1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 Family History Library fiche 6044250-80
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*1861-1935 Family History Libraryfilm 1377153-
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=== Online Resources ===
*1874-1900 Family History Library film 1000770-76
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/la.htm US City Directories Louisiana]
*1917 Family History Library book 976.335/N1 E4p
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/la Louisiana Online Historical Directories] - listed by parish<br><br>
*1945, 1965 Family History Library Q 976.335/N1 E4p
 
  
The New Orleans Public Library has New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
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=== History  ===
  
'''New Orleans Public Library Website:'''
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Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana. Directories were created for salesmen, merchants, and other interested in contacting residents of an area. They are arranged alphabetically giving lists of names and addresses.&nbsp;
  
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These are generally published annually and may include an individual's address, occupation, spouse's name, and other helpful facts. An individual's address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. See the wiki page&nbsp;[[United States Directories|United States Directories]] for more information.  
  
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=== Why Use Directories &nbsp;  ===
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*Directories are particularly helpful for research in large cities, where a high percentage of the people were renters, new arrivals, or temporary residents.&nbsp;
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*A directory may be the only source to list an ancestor if he or she was not registered to vote and did not own property.&nbsp;
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*Learn the exact years your ancestor inhabited a place.&nbsp;
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*Locate ancestor in a census that hasn’t been indexed (esp. state census).&nbsp;
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*Estimate year of immigration.&nbsp;
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*Learn occupation and employer as identifiers&nbsp;
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*Find other family members.
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=== Resources for Louisiana Directories  ===
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==== Libraries and Archives  ====
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*The [http://nutrias.org/ New Orleans Public Library]&nbsp;collection holds New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
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==== Directories Online  ====
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_122/city_directories_new_orleans/ New Orleans City Directories] 1861 and 1866-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
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*Ancestry.com ($) has Louisiana directories available online in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.
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==== The Family History Library  ====
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The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:
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*1805-11, 1822-24, 1832-61 {{FHL|543152|item|disp=FHL fiche 6044250 (first of 158 fiche)}}
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*1861-1935 {{FHL|543152|item|disp=FHL film 1377153 (first of 38 films)}}
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*1874-1900 {{FHL|204340|item|disp=FHL film 1000770-76}}
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*1917, 1945, 1965 {{FHL|801891|item|disp=FHL book Q 976.335/N1 E4p}}
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=== Websites  ===
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*The [http://nutrias.org/ New Orleans Public Library] web site has New Orleans city directories for most years since 1805.
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/la.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
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[[Category:Louisiana, United States|Directories]] [[Category:United States Directories]]

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Directories of heads of households were published for major cities in Louisiana. Directories were created for salesmen, merchants, and other interested in contacting residents of an area. They are arranged alphabetically giving lists of names and addresses. 

These are generally published annually and may include an individual's address, occupation, spouse's name, and other helpful facts. An individual's address can be very helpful when searching an unindexed census of a large city. See the wiki page United States Directories for more information.

Why Use Directories  

  • Directories are particularly helpful for research in large cities, where a high percentage of the people were renters, new arrivals, or temporary residents. 
  • A directory may be the only source to list an ancestor if he or she was not registered to vote and did not own property. 
  • Learn the exact years your ancestor inhabited a place. 
  • Locate ancestor in a census that hasn’t been indexed (esp. state census). 
  • Estimate year of immigration. 
  • Learn occupation and employer as identifiers 
  • Find other family members.

Resources for Louisiana Directories

Libraries and Archives

Directories Online

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has city directories of New Orleans for:


Websites