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What year to record for info discovered in annual City Directories?

Don't just look at the alphabetical listings -- examine the entire directory for clues. The best internal evidence I have for the lead time so far is in some of the Price and Lee directories from New ...
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What year to record for info discovered in annual City Directories?

Certainly the date for the events should correspond to the effective date of the information in the Directory, and this is probably some time before the nominal date in the title of the Directory in ...
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How likely are 1915 Missouri neighbors with same last name to be related?

One possible line of inquiry (the one I would do next) is to investigate the properties themselves. What kind of properties were in that section of Main Street at that time? Can you find property ...
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How to Search Directories by Address (not name)

You're at a disadvantage searching directories to find street addresses on any of the 'big box' genealogy websites because their indexes are set up to find individual people by nameā€”and it's difficult ...
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Abbreviation "H.M.C" in Sands Directory

I suspect that in 1890 H.M. may be Her Majesty's but C. might be Customs, Commissioner, Cutter or something else. The asker commented: I found Sands dir's in Ancestry. Found no list of abbr'ns there. ...
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What can I deduce (if anything) from these US City Directories

I see no way to distinguish based on city records alone between a husband who split and a husband who died. About the only thing you can deduce from the City Directories that in 1904 there seems to ...
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What can I deduce (if anything) from these US City Directories

Carefully. Consider the following from genwriters Several publishers wrote that they relied on street canvassing and the willingness of residents to offer information/identification. Contrast that ...
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What can I deduce (if anything) from these US City Directories

I'd offer a couple of options besides deceased or separated/divorced. He could be either in a prison or, more likely considering his occupation, in a sanitorium for tuberculosis or lung disease. That ...
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