New additions added to online city directory collection

New York Public Library Digital Collection has recently added more items to its city directories collection.

New additions are for the years: 1786, 1790, 1791, 1796, 1797, 1875, 1884-1886, 1901-1913, 1916-1918 and 1920-1922. Overall the collection covers 137 years from 1786 through 1923.

City directories can help pinpoint ancestors during non-census years as well as help distinguish between families with similar names.

To search the collection, go to: and use the term “city directory” in the search box.

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