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What is a City Directory?

Typically, a city directory contains an alphabetical list of heads of households, addresses, and occupations as well as businesses and organizations. They frequently contain background information on the city as well as interesting historical information. City directories were created before telephone books but are still being produced in addition to them. 

San Antonio and U.S. City Directories: Online

You can search the directories by name or access the full image of directories as an e-book. The following San Antonio City Directories are included in HeritageQuest among many other U.S. cities:

1877, 1879,  Mooney and Morrison Directory of the City of San Antonio

1881-82, 1883-83, 1885-86, 1887-88,   Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio

1891  Johnson and Chapman’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio

1892-93, 1895-96, 1897-98, 1899-1900, 1901-92,  Jules A. Appler’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio

1903-1904, 1905-1906, 1907-1908, 1908, 1909, Jules A. Appler’s General Directory and Bluebook of the City of San Antonio

1910-11, Directory of the City of San Antonio, Texas Publishing Co.

1912, 1913 Jules A. Appler’s General Directory and Bluebook of Greater San Antonio

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922-23, 1924,   Jules A. Appler’s General Directory and Householder Directory of Greater San Antonio

1926, 1927 John F. Worley Directory Co. San Antonio City Directory

1929, 1931,1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942 (partial), 1946, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955,  Worley’s San Antonio (Texas) City Directory

1959, 1960 Polk’s San Antonio (Bexar County, Texas) City Directory

United States City Directories: Online

San Antonio City Directories : Print and Microform

Historical Directories