City Directories are a goldmine of information for family historians. Whether it’s locating a person’s residence, identifying an occupation or a spouse or maybe gathering background on the city overall, these are fantastic resources. Recently the Indiana Genealogical Society shared a listing of Indiana city directories online that lends a helping hand for finding those resources quickly. I want to keep this reference readily available, so I’m adding a link to Nancy’s Finding Aids on the tab above.
Thank you to the Indiana Genealogical Society for providing this pdf link: http://www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/igs/research_topics/indiana_city_directories_online.pdf
Here are a couple of examples of how city directories have contributed to my family history.
Above is an excerpt from the 1898 Indianapolis City Directory listing Albert, Otto and William Marsischky, all family members. It narrows down their occupations and their residences.
On the right is a page listing the Kuhns living in Indianapolis in 1878. Here we find that our Charles Kuhn is a brewer for C. F. Schmidt and his residence is 91 High St. As far as we know the other Kuhns are not related. But who knows what future connections will develop.
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