Kent County, Michigan Online Historical Directories

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Links to directories at Ancestry 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 name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

In order to view directories at Historic Map Works, you must register (for free). This will give you 10 free credits allowing you to view 10 directories on the site. After you have used your 10 credits, you may either purchase more in increments of $10.00 each (each credit is worth 10 cents), or by purchasing a monthly subscription of $29.95 or a yearly one of $249.95. More info on rates is available here, and a list of available directories is here.

Grand Rapids Business Directory, Robinson, 1856
- Free (USGenWeb)
 - transcribed

Grand Rapids Business Directory, Business Mirror, 1859 - Free (USGenWeb)
 - transcribed

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870 - Free (BYU Digital Books)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870 - Free (Google Books)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870 - Free (Internet Archive)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - another copy

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870
- Free (Making of America)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870 - Free (Michigan County Histories)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Dillenback & Leavitt, 1870
- Free (USGenWeb)
 - transcribed

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1880-1 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1881-2 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Polk, 1882-3 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1883-4 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Polk, 1884-5 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1885-6 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Polk, 1886-7 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, unknown, 1886-7
- Free (USGenWeb)
 - mostly business listings, no individuals listed
 - transcribed

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1887 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City and Kent County Directory, Polk, 1888 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1889 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1890 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Kolts, 1891-2 - Free (Internet Archive)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1936 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Beverly, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights, Home Acres, Kelloggsville, North Park, and Wyoming Park

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1937 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Beverly, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights, Home Acres, Kelloggsville, North Park, and Wyoming Park

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1939 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Beverly, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights, Home Acres, Kelloggsville, North Park, and Wyoming Park

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1940 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Beverly, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights, Home Acres, Kelloggsville, North Park, and Wyoming Park

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Beverly, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Godwin Heights, Home Acres, Kelloggsville, North Park, and Wyoming Park

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1942 - $ (Ancestry)

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1943-4 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes East Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1945-6 - $ (Ancestry)
 - appears to be listings by address only

Grand Rapids City Directory, Polk, 1946
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes East Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Telephone Directory, Michigan Bell Telephone Company, 1952 - Free* (Historic Map Works)





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