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City directories usuallylisted all adult residents of the community. Typical entries give:
Name; address; occupation; relationships; notification that a person moved & where they moved to; divorce dates/remarriages; widows etc.
Here is an example of entries identifying widows – giving the names of their deceased husbands in the Indianapolis 1914 City Directory. Here are just a few examples of the city directories that are going online:
Internet Archive has over 2,300 city directories online and Google Books has over 1,000 city directories online. These directories are not on GenealogyBank. All genealogists should use those sites to find city directories. Good things are happening all across the Internet.