List of Useful Urban Research Referencs
| Urban Research
This article is part of a series.
|Overview of Urban Research|
|Urban Research Using Census Records|
|Urban Research Using Vital Records|
|Urban Research Using Newspapers|
|Urban Research Using Religious Sources|
|Urban Research Using Land Records|
|Urban Research Using Maps|
|Urban Research Using Naturalization Records|
|Urban Research Using Court Records|
|Urban Research Using Business Records|
|Sources for Urban Research|
|List of Useful Urban Research Referencs|
American Library Directory: A Classified List of Libraries in the United States and Canada, With Personnel and Statistical Data. New York: R. R. Bowker, annual.
Amis, Moses N. Historical Raleigh With Sketches of Wake County and Its Important Towns. Raleigh: Edwards and Broughton, 1902.
Bailey, Rosalie Fellows. Guide to Genealogical and Biographical Sources for New York City, 1783-1898. New York: the author, 1954. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
Barnes, Robert W. Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County. 2nd ed. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1993.
Bell, Carol Willsey. Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Reissued, 1993.
Bochar, Jack. Locations of Chicago Roman Catholic Churches 1850-1990. 2nd ed. Sugar Grove, Ill.: Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois, 1998.
Buenker, John D., Gerald Michael Greenfield, and William J. Murin. Urban History: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981.
California 1890 Great Register of Voters. Compiled by California State Genealogical Alliance Volunteers. North Salt Lake, Utah: Heritage Quest, 2001.
Chicago 1844 Directory. Chicago: Norris Publishers.
Child, Sargent B., and Dorothy P. Holmes. Bibliography of Research Project Reports. WPA Technical Series No. 7. 1943. Reprint, Bountiful, Utah: Printing by Faisal, 1979 (as WPA Bibliography 9).
Daly, John. Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the City and County of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Department of Records, 1970. Supplement, 1980.
---, and Allen Weinberg. Genealogy of Philadelphia County Subdivisions. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Department of Records, 1966.
Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. Research in Georgia. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.
Edwards, Richard. Edwards' Chicago Census Directory. Chicago: Richard Edwards, 1871.
Eichholz, Alice, ed. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004.
Filby, P. William, comp. A Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985. Reprint, 1987.
Gager, John. Gager's 1857 Chicago Directory. Chicago: John Gager, 1857.
Geography and Map Section of the Library of Congress. "Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress." Washington, D.C., 1981.
Glaab, Charles N., and A. Theodore Brown. A History of Urban America. New York: Macmillan, 1967.
A Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in California-San Francisco and Alameda Counties. San Francisco: Northern California Historical Records Survey, 1940.
Guzik, Estelle M., ed. Genealogical Resources in New York: The most comprehensive guide to genealogical and biographical resources in New York City and Albany. New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, 2003.
Hansen, James L. Wisconsin Newspapers 1833-1850: An Analytical Bibliography. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979.
Hefner, Loretta L. The W.P.A. Historical Records Survey: A Guide to Unpublished Inventories, Indexes and Transcripts. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1980.
Hogan, Roseann Reinmuth. Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993.
Humling, Virginia, ed. U.S. Catholic Resources: A Diocesan Research Guide. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998.
Jarboe, Betty M. Obituaries: A Guide to Sources. 2nd. ed. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1989.
Kirkham, E. K. A Handy Guide to Record Searching in the Larger Cities of the United States. Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1974.
Kurzweil, Arthur, and Miriam Weiner, eds. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Genealogy. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1997.
Lane, George, and Alginantes Kezys, comps. Chicago Churches and Synagogues. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1981.
Leary, Helen F. M., ed. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. 2nd ed. Raleigh: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996.
Library of Congress. Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada: A Checklist of Maps in the Collections of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1984.
MacIntosh, Eibhlin, and Kyle J. Betit. "The Irish in Boston." Irish at Home and Abroad 1 (Winter 1993-94).
Mayer, Harold M., and Richard C. Wade. Chicago: Growth of a Metropolis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.
Meyerink, Kory L., ed. Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998.
Meyers, Mary K., ed. Meyer's Directory of Genealogical Societies in the U.S.A. and Canada. Mt. Airy, Md.: the editor, updated and reissued in even-numbered years.
Miller, Rita Seiden, ed. Brooklyn, U.S.A.: The Fourth Largest City in America. New York: Brooklyn College Press, 1979.
Mills, Gary B. Civil War Claims in the South: An Index to Claimants Before the Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.
Minnesota Historical Society Library and Archives Division. Genealogical Resources of the Minnesota Historical Society: A Guide. 2nd ed. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.
Mohl, Raymond A., ed. The Making of Urban America. 2nd ed. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1997.
Monroe County, N.Y. Cemetery Record Index. Rochester, N.Y.: Rochester Genealogical Society, 1984.
Murin, William J. Urban History: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981.
Neagles, James C. The Library of Congress: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1990.
New Jersey Historical Commission. New Jersey Historical Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the State. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1987.
The Official Catholic Directory. Wilmette, Ill.: P. J. Kenedy and Sons, annual.
Oldenburg, Joseph F. A Genealogical Guide to the Burton Historical Collection: Detroit Public Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988.
Pfeiffer, Laura Szucs. Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2000.
Schlesinger, Keith, and Peggy Tuck Sinko. "Urban Finding Aid for Manuscript Census Searches." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 69 (September 1981): 171-80.
Shelley, Michael H. Ward Maps of United States Cities: A Selective Checklist of Pre-1900 Maps in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975.
Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at The Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1987.
Smith, Juliana Szucs. The Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book: A Comprehensive List of Local, State, and Federal Agencies and Institutions, and Ethnic and Genealogical Societies. 2nd ed. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2003.
Stiles, Henry R. Kings County History 1683 to 1884: The Civil, Political, Professional and Ecclesiastical History and Commercial and Industrial Record of the County of Kings and the City of Brooklyn, N.Y. From 1683 to 1884. New York: W. W. Munsell, 1884.
The Street Directory of the Principal Cities of the United States. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1973.
Suelflow, August R. A Preliminary Guide to Church Records and Repositories. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1969.
Szucs, Loretto Dennis, and Matthew Wright. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2001.
---, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988.
---. Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1996.
---. They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998.
---. "To Whom I Am Indebted: Bankruptcy Records." Ancestry Magazine 12, no. 5 (September-October 1994): 26-27.
Terheiden, Connie Stunkel, and Kenny R. Burck, comps. Guide to Genealogical Resources in Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati: Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 2001.
Thernstrom, Stephen. Poverty and Progress. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1964.
United States Bureau of the Census. A Century of Population Growth. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.
---. Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1975.
---. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1993. 13th ed. Washington, D.C., 1993.
Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. Online version at <http://ech.cwru.edu/>.
Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. Online version at <http://ech.cwru.edu/>.
Wade, Richard. "American Cities Are (Mostly) Better Than Ever." American Heritage 30, no. 2 (February-March 1979).
Works Progress Administration. A Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in California. San Francisco: Northern California Historical Records Survey, 1940.
Wynar, Lubomyr R. Encyclopedic Directory of Ethnic Organizations in the United States. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1976.
Ancestry. "1994 Phone and Address Directory." Original data: 1994 White Pages. Little Rock, AR: Acxiom Corporation, 19-.
Ancestry. "Ancestry Message Boards."
http://www.bcgcertification.org Board for Certification of Genealogists.]
Case Western Reserve University. "The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History."
Cleveland State University. "First Maps of Cleveland and the Western Reserve." 1999.
Cleveland State University Library. "The Cleveland Digital Library."
Cleveland State University Library. "The Cleveland Memory Project."
Connecticut State Library. "History and Genealogy."
Cornell University. "19th-Century Ward Maps of U.S. Cities: A Guide to Online Library Holdings."
Cuyahoga County (Ohio). "Welcome to the Cuyahoga County Archives."
FamilySearch.org. "International Genealogical Index."
Hennepin County, Minnesota. "Property Information Search." Updated daily.
"Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900." Comp. Illinois State Archives and Illinois State Genealogical Society.
"LibDex: The Library Index." Maint. Peter Scott.
"Libweb: Library Servers." Maint. Thomas Dowling. Updated daily.
Middleton, Ken. "Settlement Houses." American Women's History: A Research Guide. 2003.
Minnesota Historical Society. "Minnesota State Archives."
New Orleans Public Library. "Alphabetical Index of Changes in Street Names, Old and New; Period 1852 to Current Date, Dec. 1st 1938." 2002. http://nutrias.org/~nopl/facts/streetnames/namesa.htm.
New Orleans Public Library. "New Orleans Street Name Changes." 2003.
New Jersey. "State Archives."
New York. Department of Records and Information Services. "New York City Vital Records at the Municipal Archives."
Newberry Library. "Collection Pathfinder Series."
Newberry Library. "Railroad Archives."
Old Directory Search. "Chicago 1844 Directory."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Genealogical Resources at the Philadelphia City Archives."
ProQuest Information and Learning. "About Digital Sanborn Maps." 2001.
RootsWeb. "Mailing Lists."
RootsWeb. "Rootsweb Message Boards."
Ryan, Joe, comp. "U.S. State Historical Societies & State Archives Directory."
Society of American Archivists. Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada. 5th ed. Ed. and maint. Gregory S. Hunter. 2003.
University of Massachusetts. Healy Library. "Archives & Special Collections."
University of Utah. "Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps."
U.S. Library of Congress. American Memory. "Cities and Towns."
U.S. Library of Congress. American Memory. "Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929."
U.S. Library of Congress. Local History and Genealogy Reading Room. "Telephone and City Directories in the Library of Congress: Non-Current (Old)." Maint. Barbara B. Walsh.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. "How to Research the 1930 Census Microfilm."
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. "Research Room."
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. "The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information After 1936."
Wayne State University. "The Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs." 2002.