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From: Bob Bamford <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Weymouth Mass 1910-1911 Book- will do Lookups
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 14:53:00 -0400
At 01:26 PM 10/13/2000 -0400, wrote:
Got my hands on a book titled "Resident and Business Directory of WEYMOUTH
MASS 1910 - 1911. Apart from the business and civic leaders of that time the
book has an alphabetical listing, by name, of all head of household, their
address, their occupation and whether they prime occupant or boarder in the
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What you, probably, have is what is called a City Directory". These were
published beginning about the 1850s for most Mass (and other states) towns.
It is an invaluable tool for tracing family whereabouts between censuses.
They were usually compiled very much like the census, with a door to door
survey. In many cases this was with, relatively, cheap labor and the
quality, sometimes, reflects this.
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