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                      Find FHC Film Number for CHICAGO City Directories
                                    Cook County, Illinois

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Information contributed for use in Cook County ILGenWeb (from Cook-Co-L mail-list)
        with permission from original submitters
        by Cook County ILGenWeb Coordinator(s), July 1999


What are CITY DIRECTORIES?
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City Directories are books published much like today's telephone directories.  These books
listed information about individuals and families, as well as info about businesses.



What CITY DIRECTORIES are Available for Chicago Area?
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Chicago city directories are available from 1839-1917, for the year 1923, and the final
edition was 1928/29.



How to Find FHC (LDS Family History Center) Film Number for CHICAGO City Directories
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Jim Ryan of California writes:

YEARs 		COMMENTS 			LDS# 		PUBLISHER
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1839 		1 fiche 			6043786 	Fergus
1840/43 	none published
1843 		1 fiche-statistics 		6043787
1844 		2 fiches 			6043788 	Ellis & Fergus
1845/46 	3 fiches 			6043789 	Campbell
1846 		1 fiche-business & stats. 	6043790 	Norris/Eastman & Davidson
1846/47 	2 fiches 			6043791 	Norris/Geer & Wilson
1847/48 	2 fiches 			6043792 	Norris/Kedzie
1848/49 	not available
1849/50 	4 fiches 			6043793 	Langdon
1851 		4 fiches 			6043794 	Danenhower
1852/53 	5 fiches 			6043795 	Udall & Hopkins
1853/54 	4 fiches 			6043796 	Hall & Smith/Fergus
1854/55 	6 fiches 			6043797 	Hall
1855/56 	6 fiches 			6043798 	Fergus
1856 		1 fiche-supplement 		6043799 	Fergus
1856 		not available
1856 		3 fiches-business 		6043800 	Hall
1856/57 	6 fiches 			6043801 	Case/Gager
1856/57 	7 fiches 			6043802 	Gager
1858 		10 fiches 			6043803 	Cooke
1858/59 	not available
1859 		5 fiches-business 		6043804 	Griggs
1859/60 	10 fiches 			6043805 	Cooke
1859/60 	2 fiches-business 		6043806 	Hellier
1859/60 	8 fiches 			6043807 	Smith & Du Moulin
1860/61 	8 fiches 			6043808 	Cooke
1861/62   					1376659 	Halpin & Bailey
1862/63   					1376659 	Halpin & Bailey
1863/64   					1376659 	Halpin & Bailey
1864/65   					1376660 	Bailey
1865/66   					1376660 	Halpin
1866/67   					1376661 	Edwards/Greenough & Deved
1867/68   					1376661 	Bailey
1868/69   					1376662 	Edwards
1869/70   					1376662 	Edwards
1870/71   					1376663 	Edwards
1871 		fire edition 			1376663 	Edwards
1872   						1376664 	Edwards
1873   						1376665 	Edwards
1874/75   					1376666 	Lakeside/Williams & Donnelley
1875/76   					1376667 	Lakeside/Williams & Donnelley
1876/77 	lacks title page 		1376668 	Lakeside/Donnelley & Loyd
1877/78   					1376669 	Lakeside/Donnelley & Loyd
1878/79   					1376670 	Lakeside/Donnelley & Loyd
1879   						1376671 	Lakeside/Donnelley & Loyd
1880   						1376672 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1881   						1376673 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1882   						1376674 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1883   						1376675 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1884   						1376676 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1885   						1376677 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1886   						1376678 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1887   						1376679 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1888   						1376680 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1889   						1376681 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1890 		A to Quaney, Thomas J. 		1376682 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1890 		Puzzo, A. to Z 			1376683 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1891 		A to Miner, J. 			1376684 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1891 		Miner, J. Potter to Z 		1376685 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1892 		A to Markham, Monroe 		1376686 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1892 		Markham, Patrick C. to Z 	1376687 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1893 		A to Nelson, Axel 		1376688 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1893 		Nelson, Axel to Z 		1376689 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1894 		A to Morrissey, William 	1376690 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1894 		Morrissey, William to Z 	1376691 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1895 		A to Meyer, John J. 		1376692 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1895 		Meyer, John J. to Z 		1376693 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1896 		A to Livingston, Thomas M. 	1376694 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1896 		Livingston, Tina B. to Z 	1376695 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1897 		A to Lynch, William J. 		1376696 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1897 		Lynch, William J. to Z 		1376697 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1898 		A to McFann, John S. 		1376698 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1898 		McFarlan, Bernard S. to Z 	1376699 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1899 		A to Maw, Florence M. 		1376700 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1899 		Maw, Frank to Z 		1376701 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1900 		A to Merry, George 		1376702 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1900 		Merry, James to Z 		1376703 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1901 		A to McConnell, Alex. 		1376704 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1901 		McConnell, Alex. to Z 		1376705 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1902 		lacks title page 		1759633
1903 		lacks title page 		1759634
1904 		lacks title page 		1759635
1905   						1759636 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1906 		not available
1907 		lacks title page 		1759637
1908   						1759638 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1909  						1759639 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1910 		lacks title page 		1759640 	Lakeside
1911 		lacks title page 		1759641 	Lakeside
1912 		lacks title page 		1759642 	Lakeside
1913   						1759643 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1914 		lacks title page 		1759644 	Lakeside
1915   						1759645 	Lakeside/Chicago Dir. Co.
1916 		lacks title page 		1759646 	Lakeside
1917 		lacks title page 		1759647 	Lakeside
1923 		lacks title page 		1759648
1928/29   					1759649 	Polk



(MANY thanks to Jim Ryan for providing this info)





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