Monroe County, New York Online Historical Directories

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1820s - 1830s

Rochester City Directory, Ely, 1827 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Morse, 1834 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Swift, 1838 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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 - contains Colored Persons Directory


1840s

Rochester City Directory, King, 1841 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Elwood & Dewey, 1844 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Canfield & 'Warren, 1845 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Jerome & Brother, 1847 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Jerome & Brother, 1849 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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1850s

Rochester City Directory, Lee, Mann & Company, 1851-2
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Dewey, 1853 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Dewey, 1855-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Dewey, 1857-8 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Curtis, Butts, & Company, 1859 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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1860s

Rochester City Directory, Curtis, Butts, & Company, 1861 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Boyd, 1863 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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 - contains Business Directory for Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne Counties

Rochester and Brockport City Directories, Boyd, 1864-5 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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 - contains Monroe County Farmers Directory

Rochester City Directory, Boyd, 1866-7 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Webb & Fitzgerald, 1867
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Express Printing Company, 1868 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, 1869 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Monroe County Business Directory, Hamilton Child, 1869-70 - Free (HeritageQuest)

Monroe County Business Directory, Hamilton Child, 1869-70
- Free (Internet Archive)

Monroe County Business Directory, Hamilton Child, 1869-70
- Free (Making of America - Cornell U)

Monroe County Business Directory, Hamilton Child, 1869-70 - Free (Monroe County Library)


1870s

Rochester City Directory, Drew, 1870 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, 1871 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis & Company, 1872 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis & Company, 1873 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis & Company, 1874
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1875 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester and Monroe County Business Directories, Flynn, 1875-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis & Company, 1876 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory Name Index, 1876-1889
- Free (Monroe County Library)
 - transcribed
 - includes names of individuals listed in the directories as deceased (with death dates and sometimes ages), married (with spouse's name), or removed (with new location)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company,1877 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1878 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, & Company, 1879 - Free (Google Books)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1879 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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1880s

Rochester City Directory Name Index, 1876-1889 - Free (Monroe County Library)
 - transcribed
 - includes names of individuals listed in the directories as deceased (with death dates and sometimes ages), married (with spouse's name), or removed (with new location)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1880 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Western New York Business Directory, Marquis, 1880
- Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1881
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1882 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1883 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Monroe County Directory, Lant, 1884 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1884 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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 - can also be downloaded in two parts: Part I (pp.1-450), Part II (pp. 450-end)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1885 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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 - includes Monroe County Directory

Rochester and Monroe County Business Directory, Drew Allis, 1885 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1886 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1887 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester Business Directory, Rippey, 1887 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1888 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1889 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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1890s

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1890 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester and Monroe County Business Directory, Drew Allis, 1890
- Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1891 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1892 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew, Allis, & Company, 1892 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester and Monroe County Business Directory, Drew Allis, 1892 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1893 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1894 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1894 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester Business Directory, Anthony, 1895-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1895 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1895-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1896 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester and Monroe County Business Directory, Drew Allis, 1896 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1897 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1897-8 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1898 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1899 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1899-1900 - Free (Monroe County Library)


1900s

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1900 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1901 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1901-2
- Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis/Sampson & Murdock, 1902 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis/Sampson & Murdock, 1903 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1903-4 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1904 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1905 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1905-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1906 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Brockport Village Directory, Vick, 1907 - Free (Monroe County Library)
 - includes Adams Basin, Clarkson, Hilton, Holley, and and Spencerport

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1907
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1907-8 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1908 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1909 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1909-10 - Free (Monroe County Library)


1910s

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1910 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester Telephone Directory, New York Telephone Company, 1910 - Free (Monroe County Library)
 - includes Charlotte and Henrietta

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1911 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1911-2 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester Manufacturers Directory, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 1911 - Free (HeritageQuest)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1912 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester Telephone Directory, New York Telephone Company, 1912 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Fairport City Directory, Lumbard & Bills, 1913 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1913 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1913-4 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1914 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1915 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1915-6 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1916 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester Manufacturers Directory, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 1916
- Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1917 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Drew Allis, 1917-8 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Monroe and Livingston Counties Farm Directory, Orange Judd, 1917 - Free (Monroe County Library)
 - transcribed

Monroe County Farm Directory, Wilmer Atkinson, 1918 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1918 - Free (DistantCousin)

Rochester City Directory, Drew Allis, 1918 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Monroe County Rural Directory, Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1918
- Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1919 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester House Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1919-20 - Free (Monroe County Library)


1920s

Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1920 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1921 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1922 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1923 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1924 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1925
- Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1926 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester Negro Business Directory, Negro Business League of Rochester, 1926 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1927 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1928 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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Rochester City Directory, Sampson & Murdock, 1929 - Free (Monroe County Library)
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1930s

East Rochester Village Directory, Finnegan, 1934
- Free (Monroe County Public Library)

Pittsford City Directory, Rayson-Miller Post of the American Legion, 1934 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Pittsford City  Directory, Rayson-Miller Post of the American Legion, 1937 - Free (Monroe County Library)

Rochester Negro Business Directory, Coles, 1939-40
- Free (Monroe County Library)


1940s

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1940
- $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1940 - $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1941 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1941
- $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1942 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1942
- $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1943 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1943
- $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1944
- $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1944
- $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1945 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1945 - $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)

Brighton City Directory, Polk, 1947 - $ (Ancestry)

East Rochester City Directory, Polk, 1947 - $ (Ancestry)





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