On the Value of City Directories - NYC 1860s
- From: bravoz@xxxxxxx (Barbara Zimmer)
- Date: 30 Jul 2009 10:17:53 -0700
I found my great grandfather in the New York city directories from the 1860s, a year or two after he arrived from Krakow Poland. This is the earliest reference that I have for him in New York. He was listed as a peddler. I do not know if he chose (or paid) to be listed, but had always assumed he was included because he living at a certain address and was hence included.
Bev Potter said (about city directories)
My understanding is that one had to pay to be listed in a city directory and that typically, poor jews would not choose to be listed.
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