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The Online Genealogist: Looking for Boston immigrants in the 1870-1890 era.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

 Question: When I visit NEHGS next week can you advise what resource would help me.  I am looking to see the residences of my immigrant Italian ancestors.  I know they lived in Boston but I doubt they owned property.


Answer: NEHGS has a complete run of the Boston City Directories on microfiche.  In our collection on the 4th Floor Microtext Library we have the directories for 1789 to 1981.  I think you will find this and our access to Sanborn Insurance maps very useful at your visit.


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