Friday, February 19, 2010

SF City Directories available online through Internet Archive

A number of San Francisco city directories are now available online through the Internet Archive website. This means you can browse through directories from as early as 1850 up to 1953 from anywhere with Internet access.

As you may know, these directories can be a source of great genealogical information such as helping establish residency dates, residential property status, and providing spouse and employment/profession information.

To see a list of these directories and other content scanned from the San Francisco Public Library, please follow this link:

Hint: To find the directories, use the "browse by title" list and select "T" (for "The San Fran..." roughly for the years 1850-1879), "C" (for Crocker-Langley 1891-1929), or "P" (for Polk's 1931-1953).

Information about the Internet Archive and its mission is available here:


thomas gladysz said...

Thank you for a great blog and especially this entry. I read your entries avidly. And please continue to scan more books and old city documents - especially of the "cultural kind."

I wrote about this entry on See

SFPL Magazines and Newspapers Center Staff said...

Thank you for your continued readership. You can also find some links to San Francisco city directories from Ron Filion and Pamela Storm's SF Geneaology site: