Suffolk County, Massachusetts Online Historical Directories

Expand your research by checking out the Massachusetts Online Historical Newspapers here.


Links to directories at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are to the
images themselves, which are browsable.  Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details).  To search by keyword, go to the Digital Archive & Library search engine on this page (it is the second search box).  For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

1800s - 1830s

Boston City Directory, unknown, 1800 - Free (DistantCousin)
 - transcribed

Boston City Directory, Stimpson, 1830 - Free (Don's List)

Boston City Directory, Stimpson, 1834 - Free (Don's List)

Boston City Directory, Stimpson, 1834
- $ (NEHGS)

Boston City Directory, Stimpson, 1835 - Free (Don's List)


1840s

Boston City Directory, Stimpson, 1845 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)

Boston City Directory, Adams, 1849 - Free (Don's List)


1850s - 1860s

Boston City Directory, Adams, 1855 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)

Boston City Directory, unknown, 1860 - Free (DistantCousin)

Boston City Directory, unknown, 1865 - Free (All-Ancestors)
 - transcribed

Boston City Directory, Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1865 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)


1870s

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1870 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)

Boston City Directory, unknown, 1872 - Free (Don's List)

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1872 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)

Boston City Directory, Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1873
- Free (Google Books)

Boston City Directory, Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1875 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)

Boston City Directory, Sampson, Davenport & Co., 1879 - Free (Don's List)


1880s - 1890s

 - includes prominent businesses of Boston

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1885 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)


1900s

Boston Business and Professional Directory, unknown, 1904
- Free (DistantCousin)

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1905 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)


1910s - 1920s

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1916 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - another copy

Boston City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1924-5 - Free (Tufts Digital Collections & Archives)


1950s - 1960s

Boston City Directory, Polk, 1956 - Free (Don's List)

Boston City Directory, Polk, 1969 - Free (Don's List)





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