North Carolina Directories

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History[edit | edit source]

City and county directories are similar to present-day telephone books and are useful for locating people. They were often published annually, listing heads of households, employed household members, and their occupations, and addresses. They can be used with census records or as substitutes for them.

City directories have been published for some cities in North Carolina. Many of these are located in local libraries in the state.

Resources for North Carolina Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of North Carolina including:

Charlotte

1889-1900 FHL Film 2156873
1902-1935 FHL Film 2309620-2309630
1985 FHL Book 975.676/C1 E4c

Raleigh

1924, 1930 FHL Book 975.655/R1 E4h
1989 FHL Book 975.655 E4r

Durham

1902-1934 FHL Film 2309631- 2309639
1924, 1930 FHL Book 975.656/D1 E4h

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.