Welcome to the Online Historical Directories Website

Please note: Currently, some Ancestry links don't work from this site because the affiliate program I was with no longer contracts with Ancestry.
I'm currently pending approval with another affiliate program.  Once I am approved, I will change the links.

You can still access the directories on Ancestry.  You'll just need to go directly to their website and look them up there.

Online Historical Directories site


Have you ever wished you could find links to all the online city directories in one place?  A place where they were listed by location and in date order?  This is the purpose of the Online Historical Directories Website. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers.

There's a lot of work that needs to be done to this site, and with all the online databases available, it's likely this project will be a continuous work-in-progress!

My goal is to have a complete listing for historical alumni, business, city, county, farm, Masonic, rural, social, and other types of directories for the United States and Canada, and then go on to add directories for other countries.  There are also lists of resources, articles, and ideas of where to find offline historical directories.

These links include both free sites and subscription database websites.


Check out my other website, the Online Historical Newspapers Website here.




Last updated 24 May 2019.

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