One of our library’s librarians made me aware of this nice blog post from “Sassy Jane” that provides the readers with many links to a large variety of different Chicago City Directories.
For anyone doing City of Chicago ancestral research, this is a site you will definitely want to save and bookmark. City Directories are valuable tools to reference in your genealogical research. They are generally printed and therefore should be readable! They pinpoint an ancestor in a very specific location at a very specific time! City Directories should also be used to discover so much more about a city that is contained with the pages of a directory over and above the name index that we all tend to only search.
The blog post from “Sassy Jane” has multiple references to different locations where these Chicago City Directories can be found.
Browse through the entirety of the blog post from “Sassy Jane” to see all of the directories that are available.
The site to visit is:
I browsed through some of the blog post contents on the directories and saw the following years indicated:
Thanks to Tom H. of our library who made me aware of this great resource to help those of you doing City of Chicago ancestral research.
Take a look at all of the links on the blog to the variety of different years of Chicago City Directories over and above what I indicated in the above list.
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