Directory of Surnames

It is great to have at your fingertips a directory of information. Using the online source ‘Genealogy Today‘ they have a listing of many family surnames. When you click on a specific surname there will be a listing of well-known individuals with that name and their life, and then a long list of directories with members names including the one you are searching. You could discover an organization your grandfather belonged to.

Scrolling further down will be directories from some states of births-marriages and deaths records with that surname – another great resource.

Then to have contact with living individuals also searching that family surname, is the listing of message boards with people looking for that surname.   

All of these are linked, so you can click on each. If the surname has had various spellings over the years, you do need to check with the other spellings. Use the alphabetical listing of letters to search for a specific surname. Again, not all are there.

Checking each possible directory for information with from the listing of pulled ones with that surname will take time but it is a great resource easily available online. 

Photos: North Carolina Grand Royal Arch Chapter 1876 Convocation Directory; Ceer’s East Hartford 1894 Directory and Albany Lodge, No. 49, B.P.O.E. 1918 Members.

Related Blogs:

New York Directories

Baltimore City Directories

Membership in Organizations

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