This week we added to the U.S. City Directories database on Ancestry.com. We’ve had thousands of city directories on the site for some years now, but many of these databases contain no page images. This new release:
- Adds 50 million names in 1,100 city directories from 45 states and Washington, D.C.
- Includes directories concentrated around the year 1890, making them a great substitute for the 1890 US Federal Census.
- Has high-quality grayscale images that are much clearer than images in previous city directory collections.
We plan to add thousands more city directories to this collection over the next several months.
You can search the U.S. City Directories database at http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1540.
Chris Lydiksen, US Content product manager for Ancestry.com, blogs about the new city directories here: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2008/11/20/new-us-city-directories-database/
Additional New Content
In addition to the city directories, we recently added the following U.S. military collections:
- U.S. Military and Naval Academy Registers, 1805–1908
- U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861–1910
- Index to General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office
We’ve also recently released and/or updated the following international collections:
- Värmland, Sweden, Parish Records, 1661-1895 (in Swedish)
- UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
- Veli Lošinj & Mali Lošinj, Croatia Christenings, 1821-1888
- Veli Lošinj & Mali Lošinj, Croatia Marriages, 1821-1890
- Veli Lošinj & Mali Lošinj, Croatia Deaths, 1822-1859
You can view the full list of recently added databases, extending back a couple of months, at http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/recent.aspx.