Tuesday, November 26, 2013

City Directory Abbreviations

The link below will take you to an issue of Genealogy In Time Magazine that has an article showing a list of more or less standard abbreviations used in city directories.

Each directory has a list of abbreviations it uses, but sometimes it is handy to have a list on the side for easy reference. Remember that there may be some unique to the directory you are using, so don’t overlook that directory’s list of abbreviations if needed.

By the way, the Pinellas Genealogy Society offers a class on conducting research using city directories. You can see when it is being offered by checking the class schedule on the society website:  http://www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx

In the meantime, check out the abbreviations at:  City Directory Abbreviations

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