“City Directories – Family History Update Webinar”
Donald R. Snow
Categories: RR, IR
City directories are like phone books, but before there were telephones. They include information on residences and who lived there and businesses, what they did, and who owned them. They are usually shown by street address, so you can see who lived nearby. Now, with scanning, they are completely searchable for name, address, or business, and are more helpful in family history. Other types of directors, such as yearbooks, church directories, telephone books, and trade and occupation directories, are subjects for other classes. Many city directories have been scanned and are posted online and are searchable and downloadable for free. We will discuss sources and how to use these. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active internet links, are posted on my website https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html.
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990’s. He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.
This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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