While a directory can often in itself be a source of interesting genealogical and biographical information, its chief value lies in its use as an aid to locating a person in place and time. One type of directory groups people by a common residence. The second groups them by a common association or attribute. In addition, many directories cover organizations rather than individuals and are sometimes called registers, catalogs, annuals, yearbooks, or guides. Whatever its title, contents, or method, a directory will always list and locate members of a group.
Szucs and Luebking, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, p.385
- Atlanta, Georgia Directories, 1889-90
- Brunswick, Georgia 1890 City Directory and information concerning directories for 1892, 1896, 1898, 1901-2, 1905, 1908, & 1912
- Savannah, Georgia Directories, 1888-91
|DIRECTORY: A Book containing one or more alphabetical lists of the inhabitants of any locality, with their addresses and occupations; also a similar compilation dealing with the members of a particular profession, trade, or association, as a Clerical or Medical Directory, etc.1|