Minnesota Historical Society

City Directory Search Request

Price is based on the options you select. See your price below.

For this research service, Library Staff will search for one name--individual or business--in up to five years of one city's directories.  

$12 for MN residents
$15 for non-MN residents
Standard mailing and copying fees are included in the price
Digital delivery via email: $3 additional
MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout

Turnaround: Usually ships within 30 business days.

About This Research Service: City directories were compiled for medium and large cities, and some rural areas, but not for every location in the state and not for every year. It may be helpful to check our city directory holdings.

You may request specific individual years or a range of years--up to a total of five years--but searching in multiple cities requires separate orders for each location. If the specified name or business does not appear in the year(s) requested, you will receive a copy of the page where the name would have appeared.

Note: City directories list families by the head of household.  This means that minors are never listed and women's names usually only appear if they are living independently from parents or spouse (single, widowed, divorced).  

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