Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Search U.S. City Directories Free for 4th of July on MyHeritage

I received this information from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage today:


I’m happy to share that in honor of the 4th of July, we’re providing free access to our unique U.S. City Directories collection from July 3–7, 2024.

Search the U.S. City Directories collection

The U.S. City Directories collection was produced from 26,000 U.S. city directories published between 1860 and 1960. The collection contains 561 million aggregated records that were consolidated from 1.3 billion records, so that multiple records about the same person are listed together, making it especially easy to navigate. This collection serves as an important alternative to U.S. census records that may not be available — for example the 1890 census, most of which was destroyed in a fire.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those with American heritage to learn more about their ancestors.

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Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products. I am a paid subscriber to Family Tree Webinars and love it.

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