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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [APG] City Directories (was St. Louis Census, 1870 and 1880)
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:38:11 -0400
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Michael Neill wrote:
> Most rural directories, in my experience in the Midwest generally
> list heads of household. There were many directories published in the
> Midwest in the 1910s and early 1920s that provide named of all
> family members and more details, including farm location, size, and
> whether the farm was owned or rented, including owner if a tenant.
> The ones for Illinois were published by Prairie Farmer magazine.
> These also indicate who owned what kind of car, raised what breed of
> cattle, etc. Lots of interesting detail.

And most of the Northeastern City Directories up to WW1 I have looked at
list only
the HoH unless children are over age, say 18, and are working. After WW1
spouses of the HoH are usually listed.


bob gillis


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