City Directories

City Directories contain a wealth of information. In many cases they not only list a person but show their spouse and occupation. Advertisements give you a sense of what life was like during the time period.

You can also find directories at the following locations.

Legend: ANC=Ancestry.com; DCO=DistantCousin.com; FHL=Family History Library; ROOT=Rootsweb.com; SFG=SFGenealogy.com; SFL=San Francisco Main Library; SUT=Sutro Library; VIT=Vitalsearch.com

1850 - 1879
Year Location Year Location Year Location
1850 FHL;SFL; SFG 1860 FHL 1870 FHL;SUT
1851 FHL 1861 FHL;SUT 1871 FHL;SUT
1852 FHL;SFL; SFG 1862 FHL;SUT 1872 FHL;SUT
1853 FHL; SFG 1863 FHL;SUT SFG 1873 FHL;SUT
1854 FHL;SFL 1864 FHL;SUT SFG 1874 FHL;SUT
1855 FHL 1865 FHL;SUT 1875 FHL;SUT
1856 FHL;SFL 1866 FHL;SUT 1876 FHL;SUT
1857 FHL 1867 FHL;SUT 1877 FHL;SUT
1858 FHL 1868 FHL;SUT 1878 FHL;SUT; SFG
1859 FHL; SFG 1869 FHL;SUT 1879 FHL;SUT

1880 - 1909
Year Location Year Location Year Location
1880 FHL;SUT; SFG 1890 FHL;SUT; ROOT;
SFG;
ANC
1900 FHL;SUT
1881 FHL;SUT 1891 FHL;SUT; ROOT; ANC 1901 FHL;SUT;SFL; VIT
1882 FHL;SFL 1892 FHL;SUT 1902 FHL;SUT;SFL; SFG
1883 FHL; SUT 1893 FHL;SUT SFG 1903 FHL;SUT;SFL; SFG
1884 FHL;SUT 1894 FHL;SUT 1904 FHL;SUT;SFL
1885 None Published 1895 FHL;SUT 1905 FHL;SUT;SFL; SFG
1886 FHL;SUT;SFL 1896 FHL;SUT 1906 SUT;SFL; SFG
1887 FHL;SUT 1897 FHL;SUT 1907 FHL;SUT;SFL; SFG
1888 FHL;SUT 1898 FHL;SUT; SFG 1908 FHL;SUT;SFL
1889 FHL;SUT;
ROOT; SFG;
ANC
1899 FHL;SUT 1909 FHL;SUT;SFL

1910 - 1939
Year Location Year Location Year Location
1910 FHL;SUT 1920 FHL;SUT 1930 FHL;SUT
1911 FHL;SUT;SFL 1921 FHL;SUT 1931 FHL;SUT;SFL
1912 FHL;SUT;SFL 1922 FHL;SUT; DCO 1932 FHL;SUT;SFL
1913 FHL;SUT 1923 FHL;SUT 1933 FHL;SUT;SFL
1914 FHL;SUT 1924 FHL;SUT 1934 FHL;SUT;SFL
1915 SFL; VIT 1925 FHL;SUT 1935 FHL;SUT;SFL
1916 FHL;SUT;SFL 1926 FHL;SUT 1936 SUT;SFL
1917 FHL;SUT 1927 FHL;SUT 1937 SUT;SFL
1918 FHL;SUT 1928 FHL;SUT 1938 SUT;SFL
1919 FHL;SUT 1929 FHL;SUT 1939 SUT;SFL

1940 - 1969
Year Location Year Location Year Location
1940 FHL;SUT;SFL 1950 SUT;SFL 1960 SFL
1941 SUT;SFL 1951 SUT;SFL 1961 FHL;SFL
1942 SUT;SFL 1952 SUT;SFL 1962 FHL;SFL
1943 SUT;SFL 1953 SUT;SFL 1963 SFL
1944 SUT;SFL 1954 SUT;SFL 1964 SFL
1945 FHL;SUT;SFL 1955 SUT;SFL 1965 SFL
1946 FHL;SUT;SFL 1956 SUT;SFL 1966 SFL
1947 SUT;SFL 1957 SUT;SFL 1967 SFL
1948 SUT;SFL 1958 SUT;SFL 1968 SFL
1949 SUT;SFL 1959 SUT;SFL 1969 SFL