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Directories for Boston since 1789 at NEHGS.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Can you tell me what is the earliest city directory I can search for Boston when I visit this week?

 

Answer:  We have all Boston city directories for the years 1789 to 1981 on microfiche.  These are located at the Microtext Library on the 4th floor.  The content of the city directory varies over the centuries.  However even in the 18th century you will get name, occupation and street address.


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