Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1906

This database contains Canadian city and area directories for various years from 1819-1906.

The title page of the 1820 Montreal Directory & c. by Thomas Doige provides a good introduction to what researchers can expect from a directory: “An Alphabetical List of the Merchants, Traders, and Housekeepers Residing in Montreal.”

City directories generally contain an alphabetical listing of its citizens, giving the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupations. In addition to the alphabetical portion, a city directory may also contain a business directory, street directory, governmental directory, and listings of town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, and other miscellaneous matters of general and local interest. for more click here

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