U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) is a compilation of U.S. phone directories from 1993-2002. Record items include the following:

Name
Residence Years
Street Address
Town or City
Zip Code (9 digit)
Phone Number (10 digit)
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Telephone (MI.gov graphic)
Telephone (MI.gov graphic)

You can search for particular individuals as you might expect,  but you can also do a general search for St. Louis city residents in particular time period:

Lived In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (Exact to This Place)
Year—Residence Years: 2001 (Exact)

It’s also easy to search for persons who lived in a particular zip code:

Lived In: 63147 (Exact to This Place)
Year—Residence Years: 2001 (Exact)

You can also search for people who lived on a particular street. The trick here is knowing how the street name will be abbreviated. “Lynfield Place”, for instance, is done this way:

Lived In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (Exact to This Place)
Keyword: “Lynfield Pl”
Year—Residence Years: 2001 (Exact)

Note: If the street name is fairly distinctive (like Lynfield), you can just skip the “Pl”:

Lived In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA (Exact to This Place)
Keyword: “Lynfield”
Year—Residence Years: 2001 (Exact)

Telephone directories can provide relatively recent information about individuals when access to other common types of genealogically significant information is restricted due to ID theft and privacy concerns.

Note: This is an update of a blog post dated 9/24/2018.

You may use Ancestry Library Edition at Central Library or any of our branches.

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