New York Directories
Directories listing the names, addresses, and occupations of adults have been published for at least 107 New York communities and for 18 New York counties. The Family History Library, Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library have some of the largest collections of directories. Read an informative article about directories (General and New York) on theNew York Public Library blog.
- Ancestry.com ($) has a large number of city directories for the state of New York available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
- Fold3.com ($) has Brooklyn City Directories 1862-1913 (4 yrs. missing) available online.
- Fold3.com ($) has Buffalo City Directories 1828, 1861-1923 (1 yrs. missing) available online.
- Fold3.com ($) has New York City Directories 1786-1922 (6 yrs. missing) available online.
- Fold3.com ($) has Rochester City Directories 1861-1889 (3 yrs. missing) available online.
The Family History Library
- 1822-1861 Family History Library fiche 6043677-718
- 1861-1902 Family History Library films 1376591-614
- 1900-1913 Family History Library films 1404099-106
- 1933-1934 Family History Library films 1404107-08
- 1827-1860 Family History Library fiche 6043719-45
- 1861-1901 Family History Library films 1376615-39
- 1903, 1906-1924 Family History Library films 1606151-65
- 1925-1935 Family History Library films 1611406-15
- 1941, 1965, 1969/1970 Family History Library book Q974.796 E4p
New York City
- 1786-1796 Family History Library fiche 6052944-53
- 1797-1800, 1802-1823, 1825-1855 Family History Library fiche 6052911-
- 1856-1900 Family History Library film 1000847
- 1860-1935 Family History Library films 1377171-
- 1875, 1881, 1901-1915 Family History Library films 845217-
- 1915-1925 Family History Library films 1404081-
The cities and years available are listed in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search under NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [CITY] - DIRECTORIES.
- Library of Congress Catalog
- New York City Public Library
- Access Genealogy - New York
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.