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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Works Progress Administration. A Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in California. San Francisco: Northern California Historical Records Survey, 1940.
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Association of Professional Genealogists. http://http://www.apgen.org/.
Berkshire Family History Association. http://http://www.berkshire.net/~bfha/.
Board for Certification of Genealogists. http://www.bcgcertification.org.
Case Western Reserve University. "The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History." http://ech.cwru.ed>.
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Cleveland Public Library. http://www.cpl.org.
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Connecticut State Library. "History and Genealogy." http://www.cslib.org/handg.htm.
Cornell University. "19th-Century Ward Maps of U.S. Cities: A Guide to Online Library Holdings." http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/maps/wardmaps.htm.
Cuyahoga County (Ohio). "Welcome to the Cuyahoga County Archives." http://www.cuyahoga.oh.us/cs/archives.htm.
Douglas County Historical Society. http://www.omahahistory.org.
Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society. http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadckchgs.
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"Genealogical Sources at the Philadelphia City Archives." 2000. http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/genealgy.htm.
Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohgcgg.
Hennepin County, Minnesota. "Property Information Search." Updated daily. http://www2.co.hennepin.mn.us/pins/.
"Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900." Comp. Illinois State Archives and Illinois State Genealogical Society. http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html.
"LibDex: The Library Index." Maint. Peter Scott. http://www.libdex.com.
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Middleton, Ken. "Settlement Houses." American Women's History: A Research Guide. 2003. http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-settle.html.
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NETR Online: Real Estate Information & Public Records Research. http://www.netronline.com/public_records.htm.
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.
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