How to Use City Directories In Your Genealogy Research
City directories are great genealogy resources. Created yearly, directories allow the genealogy researcher to track an ancestor year by year as opposed to the census records tracking individuals decade by decade. Tracking an ancestor year by year can help you determine when he/she migrated out of an area or if their economic situation improved based on a change of neighborhoods.
Organize your family tree
Organizing your genealogy doesn't have to be complicated. Using a system of simple worksheets, you can gather all of those photos, documents, and stories into an easily readable and shareable notebook. Telling your family story one page at a time has never been so fun!
Free Family Tree Template
Download a free printable Family Tree Template for Excel or Google Sheets that shows 6 generations on a single page. This is great for genealogy projects. It was inspired by the family tree view on ancestry.com and familysearch.org, and makes efficient use of the space on the left of the page. Design by Vertex42.com.