Friday, February 28, 2020

MyHeritage Announces Their Aggregated City Directory Collection

I received this via email from MyHeritage today:


Today we announce the addition of a huge collection of U.S. City Directories. The collection was produced by MyHeritage from 25,000 public U.S. city directories published between 1860 and 1960. It comprises 545 million aggregated records that have been automatically consolidated from 1.3 billion records.
City directories contain an alphabetical list of adult residents and heads of household (often with their spouse) with addresses and occupations, a business directory, information about local officials, clubs, churches, cemeteries, schools, and a street guide.
This addition grows the total size of MyHeritage’s historical record database to 11.9 billion records!
Learn more about the U.S. City Directories collection in the press release below and on our blog post

NOTE:  This collection aggregates City Directory entries for a specific person.  Consequently, a user can see all of the entries for a person in one result, rather than 20 or 30 results for the person. Here is the result for my grandfather (two screens):

Disclosure:  I  receive a complimentary subscription from MyHeritage for publicizing MyHeritage events and products.  I have accepted financial considerations from MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree in past years for services rendered and for conference luncheons.
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