New York City, New York Online Historical Directories

Includes directories for Bronx County, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York County (Manhattan), Queens County, and Richmond County (Staten Island)


 

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


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 GenealogyToday are to the search engine for that particular directory, which is searchable without a subscription. Non-subscribers can use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). 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.

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.



1600s-1690s



1700s-1790s

Directory of Irish Burghers of New Amsterdam and Freeman of New York, New York Historical Society, 1680s - 1808 (published 1885) - $ (GenealogyToday)
 - transcribed

New York City City Directory, unknown, 1786 - Free (Old Directory Search)
 - reprinted in 1905 by Sachs

New York City City Directory, Franks, 1786 - $ (NEHGS)
 - reprinted in 1874 by Patterson

Brooklyn Village Directory, unknown, 1796 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed

New York City and Brooklyn Village Directories, Buel and Bell, 1796 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (table of contents; Aaron-Garrison); Part II (Garrison-Pollock); Part III (Pollock-Zuntz; additional names); Part IV (militia, government officials, cartmen, Brooklyn village directory, etc.)


1800s

Directory of Irish Burghers of New Amsterdam and Freeman of New York, New York Historical Society, 1680s - 1808 (published 1885) - $ (GenealogyToday)
 - transcribed

New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1805 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I; Part II; Part III (list of persons by trade); Part IV (list of persons by trade, continued); Part V (Aaron-Cole, John); Part VI (Cole, Joel-Gosline); Part VII (Gosman-Lownds); Part VIII (Lownsberry-Ransier); Part IX (Ransley-Sutherland, James); Part X (Sutherland, Jane-end)

New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1807 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (includes table of contents); Part II; Part III (Aaron-Brevoort, Abraham); Part IV (Brevoort-Delamater, Abraham); Part V (Delamater-Halstead, John); Part VI (Halstead-Lentner); Part VII (Leney-Odell, Francis); Part VIII (Odell-Shadbott); Part IX (Shaffer-Vansice, Charles); Part X (Vansice-Zuntz)


1810s

New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1815 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (miscellaneous, Masonic lodges, etc.); Part II (Aaron-Godey); Part III (Godfrey-Public); Part IV (Pudney-Zuntz; additional names; list of deaths)

1820s

Brooklyn Village Directory, Spooner, 1823 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed

New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1827 - Free (Google Books)


1830s




Brooklyn City Directory, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1833-4 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)



New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1838 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (Aaron-Clark); Part II (Clark-Haughny); Part III (Haughton-Morrell); Part IV (Morrell-Swezey); Part V (Swezey-Zuckschwert; additional names)


1840s

Brooklyn City Directory, unknown, 1840 - Free (DistantCousin)
 - transcribed

Brooklyn City Directory, Spooner, 1840-1 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed

New York City City Directory, Longworth, 1840 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (Aaron-Clinch); Part II (Cline-Heckscher); Part III (Heckschers-Mould); Part IV (Moulin-Tellander); Part V (Telle-Zwahlen; addtional names; street list, etc.)

New York City City Directory, Williams, 1845 - $ (Ancestry)

New York City City Directory Supplement, Doggett, 1845 - Free (Google Books)

Brooklyn City Directory, Spooner, 1848 - Free* (Historic Map Works)


1850s


Williamsburg(h) Village Directory, Reynolds, 1851 - $ (NEHGS)
 - Part I (Aalt-Patterson); Part II (Patterson-Zoller; plus additions)

Brooklyn City Directory, Smith, 1856 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Smith, 1857 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library) 



Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1862 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library) 


Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1863 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1864 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1865 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1866 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1867 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1868 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)
 - A - L, M - Z

Long Island Community Directories, Curtin, 1868 - Free (Longwood Genealogy Group)
 - includes Canarsie (Brooklyn); Flatbush (Brooklyn) (A-F, G-O, P-Z); Greenpoint (Brooklyn) (A-K, L-Z); Jamaica (Queens) (A-D, E-J, K-P, Q-Z); Long Island City (Queens) (A-F, G-M, N-Z); Newtown (Queens) (A-L, M-Z); and Woodhaven (Queens)
 - transcribed


Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1869 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)


1870s

New York City City Directory, Trow, 1870 - $ (Ancestry)


Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1871 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)


New York City City Directory, Trow, 1872 - Free (Google Books)

Brooklyn Business Directory, unknown, 1873 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed

Brooklyn City Directory, Boyd, 1873 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - A-Cox, Cox-Gaven, Gaven-Kavangh, Kavannagh-Murphy, Murphy-Smith J. & Son, Smith-Zwilling


Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1875 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)



Long Island Business Directory, Lain, 1878-9 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Includes a business directory of Brooklyn, Long Island City, and the towns of Kings County, Bath, Bay Ridge, Canarsie, Coney Island, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Hamilton, Gravesend, Guntherville, New Utrecht, Parkville, Sheepshead Bay, and Unionville; general directory of Amityville, Babylon, Bay Ridge, Bay Side, Breslau, Bridgehampton, College Point, East Hampton, East Williamsburgh, Farmingdale, Flatbush, Flushing, Fort Hamilton, Freeport, Garden City,; Glen Cove, Greenport, Hempstead, Hicksville, Huntington, Islip, Jamaica, Jerico, Locust Valley, Maspeth, Mattituck, Mineola, Newtown, Northport, Oyster Bay, Parkville, Patchogue, Pearsalls, Port Jefferson, Queens, Riverhead, Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, Sag Harhbor, Sayville, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold, Springfield, Stoney Brook, Valley Stream, West Hampton, Whitestone, Winfield, Woodhaven, Woodsburgh. Classified by counties

New York City City Directory, Trow, 1878 - $ (Ancestry)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1879 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed
 - images on this page are not working, but the links ARE



1880s

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1880 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)





Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1883 - Free (Brooklyn Public Library)


 - listed incorrectly as 1884



 - includes Long Island



Brooklyn and New York City Business Directories, Curtin, 1889 - Free (Don's List)
 - Part I (through page 489)
 - contains Newark, New Jersey

Brooklyn and New York City Business Directories, Curtin, 1889 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part I (through page 489)





New York City City Directory, Trow, 1896 - $ (Ancestry)

Brooklyn City Directory, Lain, 1897 - Free (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)
 - transcribed
 - images on this page are not working, but the links ARE

New York City City Directory, Trow, 1896-7 - $ (Ancestry)




Brooklyn City Directory, Upington, 1903 - Free (Don's List)
 - Part I (through page 1903; Leeds, Loring L.)

Brooklyn City Directory, Upington, 1903 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part I (through page 1903; Leeds, Loring L.)


Brooklyn City Directory, Upington, 1906 - Free (Don's List)
 - Part II (page 595 through end)

Brooklyn City Directory, Upington, 1906 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part II (page 595 through end)



Manhattan and Bronx Business Directory, Trow, 1909 - Free (Don's List)
 - Part I (beginning through Hall, Geo. E)

Manhattan and Bronx Business Directory, Trow, 1909 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part I (beginning through Hall, Geo. E)

1910 - $ (Ancestry)

1911 - $ (Ancestry)

Brooklyn City Directory, Brooklyn Directory Company, 1912 - Free (Don's List)
 - Part III (page 1912 through end)

Brooklyn City Directory, Brooklyn Directory Company, 1912 - Free (Internet Archive)
 - Part III (page 1912 through end)

1912 - $ (Ancestry)



1913 - $ (Ancestry)


1914 - $ (Ancestry)

1915 - $ (Ancestry)

1916 - $ (Ancestry)

Tremont Baptist Church Directory, Tremont Baptist Church, 1916
- Free (HeritageQuest)


1918 - $ (Ancestry)


1920s

1920 - $ (Ancestry)

1922 - $ (Ancestry)

1925 - $ (Ancestry)

1926 - $ (Ancestry)

1927 - $ (Ancestry)

1928 - $ (Ancestry)

1929 - $ (Ancestry)



1930s

1931 - $ (Ancestry)

1932 - $ (Ancestry)

1933 - $ (Ancestry)






1940s - 1950s



1948 - $ (Ancestry)

1953 - $ (Ancestry)





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