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City directories can be incredibly useful resources for genealogists. More than just an alphabetical listing of residents, they can help you pinpoint a time and place for ancestors on the move, offer occupational information, identify other family members, and even give clues to arrival, death, and marriage dates.

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American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, We are the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

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