Saturday, May 5, 2018

Muskegon County, Michigan Online Historical Directories - New Page!


I've just added a new page to the Online Historical Directories site: the Muskegon County, Michigan page!  There are 61 links to 50 unique directories spanning 1877 to 1960 at one subscription and four free sites.

This is another of  my ancestral locations.  Do you also have ancestors from Muskegon County?

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Kent County, Michigan Online Historical Directories Page - Major Update!



I have just updated the Kent County, Michigan Online Historical Directories page.  There are a now a total of 144 links to 98 distinct directories, spanning the years 1865 to 1960, located at six free-to-access and two subscription websites!

This was done just in time for the National Genealogical Society's 2018 annual conference, hosted by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society in Grand Rapids.

On a personal note, this update was done with lots of sentiment, seeing as I have six consecutive generations of ancestors who lived in Kent County!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Facebook Group: Historical City Directories


I've just created a new Facebook group, Historical City Directories, for those genealogists and historians who are interested in learning about and sharing resources for historical city (and other types of) directories.  It is a closed group, and I encourage you to join. You must have a Facebook account, of course, and you will be asked a question before being admitted to the group. This will help cut down on spammers.

The reason for the creation of the group is to give more interaction for those following my Online Historical Directories site than this blog allows.  It's a great way to learn about and share resources, both off line and online.  I haven't had time to post my Follow Friday articles on this blog, and this medium allows me to do so instantaneously, without a lot of wordsmithing or linkcrafting.

This blog will continue to be the place where I post updates for the site (and yes, I realize they are a long time coming!). I look forward to "meeting" you over there!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Online Historical Directories One of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites!



I'm thrilled and honored to announce that Family Tree Magazine has selected the Online Historical Directories site as one of its 101 Best Websites for 2016! The Online Historical Directories site was listed with four other sites in the "Best Cemetery and Directory Sites for Genealogy in 2016" category.

To view all 101 Best Websites for 2016, which will be featured in the September 2016 issue of Family Tree Magazine, visit http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2016.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Finds in Directories: 21 August 2015


Recently, I found the following articles regarding historical directories:
For pages on my site related to the above articles, visit Shelby County, Tennesee Online Historical Directories and Wayne County, Michigan Online Historical Directories. Both pages are currently incomplete, so you'll also want to check out my Resources page to find more.


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Finds in Directories: 10 July 2015


Recently, I found the following articles regarding historical directories:
  • The Whole Family In the Directory by Michael John Neill at Genealogy Tip of the Day - a great tip for researching city directories
  • City Directory Don'ts by Donna Potter Phillips at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog - a great list of "don'ts" published in a St. Louis, Missouri city directory
For pages on my site related to the above articles, visit Illinois Online Historical Directories and City of St. Louis, Missouri Online Historical Directories.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Finds in Directories: 10 April 2015


Recently, I found the following article regarding historical directories:
For a page on my site related to the above articles, visit the United Kingdom Online Historical Directories page.

Jean Wilcox Hibben will be presenting a free webinar for the Illinois State Genealogical Society on May 12th titled "Need Direction? Try City Directories!" For more information, see this link. Here's a tutorial on how to access webinars.

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