Wayne 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.

Links to directories at Fold3 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 Fold3's Browse page, choose News and Town Records, then City Directories or Misc City Directories.  Choose the state, city, and year. At any time, use the search engine at the bottom of the page to search the entire collection, the state, the city, or just that year's directory. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.

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.

1830s

Detroit City Directory, MacCabe, 1837 - Free (Distant Cousin)

Detroit City Directory, unknown, 1837 - Free (Michigan Local History Network)
 - transcribed


1840s

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1845 - Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)
 - missing pages 13-24

Detroit City Directory, Wellings, Harsha & Wilcox, 1845 - Free (Internet Archive)

Detroit City Directory, Wellings and Williams, 1846 - Free (Internet Archive)


1850s
Detroit City Directory, Shove, 1852-3 - Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

Detroit City Directory, Shove, 1852-3 - Free (Google Books)

Detroit City Directory, Shove, 1852-3 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Shove, 1852-3 - $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1853-4 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1853-4 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (Aberbeek-Fawcett, Robert); Part II (Fawcett, William-Robien); Part III (Robinett-Zwing)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1855-6 - Free (Google Books)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1855-6
- Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1855-6 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (Aaron-Hunt); Part II (Hunt-Zwinge); Part III (government officials, society officers, railways and ships, etc.)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1855-7
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit Business Directory, unknown, 1856 - Free (Michigan Local History Network)
 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1857
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory of Colored People, Johnston, 1857-8 - Free (Michigan Local History Network)
 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1859 - Free* (HeritageQuest)


1860s

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1861 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1861 - Free (Google Books)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1861 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Johnston, 1861 - Free (Internet Archive)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1862-3 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1862-3 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1863-4 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1863-4 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1864-5 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1864-5
- Free (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1865-6 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1865-6
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1866-7 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1866-7 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1867-8 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1867-8
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1868-9 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1868-9 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit Business Directory, Holland, 1869-70 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1869-70 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1869-70 - Free* (HeritageQuest)


1870s

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1870-1 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory,
Clark, 1870-1 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1871-2 - $ (Fold3)
Detroit City Directory, Clark, 1871-2 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Hubbell and Weeks, 1872
- $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Hubbell and Weeks, 1872 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Burch and Polk, 1872-3
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1873-4 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1873-4 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1874-5 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1875-6
- $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1875-6
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1876-7 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1876-7 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1877-8
- $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1877-8 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1878 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1879-80 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1879-80 - Free* (HeritageQuest)


1880s

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1880 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1880 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1881 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1881 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks 1881
- $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1881 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1882
- $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1882 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1882
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1883 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1883
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1883
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1883
- $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1883 - $ (Fold3)

Deaths (1 Jun 1883 - 15 May 1884) compiled in Weeks' 1884 Detroit City Directory - Free (Genealogy Magazine)
 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1884
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1885 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Blue Book, 1885
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1885 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Weeks, 1885
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1886 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City and Wayne County Directory, Polk, 1886 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1887 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1887 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1888 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1889 - $ (Fold3)


1890s

Detroit City Directory, 1890 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1891 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1891-2 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1892 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1893 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1893 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1893-4 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City and Wayne County Business Directory, 1893-4 - Free (Distant Cousin)

Detroit City Directory, 1894 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1894 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1894-5 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1895 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1895 - Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1895
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1895-6 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1896 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1896-7 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Business Directory, Pocket Directory, 1897
- Free* (HeritageQuest)

Detroit City Directory, 1897 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1897-8 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1898 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1898-9 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Business Directory, unknown, 1899 - Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)
 -  includes Wyandotte

Detroit City Directory, 1899 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1899-1900 - $ (Ancestry)


1900s

 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, 1900 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1901 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1902 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1902 - $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1902 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1903
- $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1903 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1904 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1905 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1905
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1905 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1906 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1906 - $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1906 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1907 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1907
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1907 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1908 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1908 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1909 - $ (Fold3)


1910s

 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, 1910 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1911 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Northville, and Wyandotte

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1911
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1911 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Blue Book, Dau, 1912 - $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1912 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1913 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit and Suburban Towns Blue Book, Dau, 1914 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1914 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1915 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1916 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit and Suburban Towns Blue Book, Dau, 1917 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit and Suburban Towns Blue Book, Dau, 1917
- $ (WorldVitalRecords)

Detroit City Directory, 1917 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1918 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1919 - $ (Fold3)


1920s

 - transcribed

Detroit City Directory, 1920 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1921 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1922 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit City Directory, 1923 - $ (Fold3)

Detroit Jewish Community Blue Book, Jewish Chronicle, 1923 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1928 - Free (Don's List)

Detroit City Directory, Polk, 1929 - Free (University of Michigan)


1930s

 - transcribed

Dearborn City Directory, 1936 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1936 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1937 - $ (Ancestry)

Plymouth and Northville City Directories, 1938 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1938-9 - $ (Ancestry)

Dearborn City Directory, 1939 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit City Directory, 1939 - $ (Ancestry)


1940s

Dearborn City Directory, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)

Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Melvindale City Directories, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)

Plymouth and Northville City Directories, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)

Dearborn City Directory, 1943 - $ (Ancestry)

Detroit Business Directory, unknown, 1943 - Free (Michigan Local History Network)
 - transcribed

Plymouth and Northville City Directories, 1943 - $ (Ancestry)

Lincoln Park, Allen Park, and Melvindale City Directories, 1944 - $ (Ancestry)

Dearborn City Directory, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)

Plymouth and Northville City Directories, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)

Lincoln Park, Allen Park, and Melvindale City Directories, 1947 - $ (Ancestry)

Dearborn City Directory, 1948 - $ (Ancestry)


1950s

Lincoln Park, Allen Park, and Melvindale City Directories, 1950 - $ (Ancestry)

Directory of Negro Businesses, Professions and Churches for Detroit and Environs, 1952 - $ (WorldVitalRecords)






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