In previous blogs I’ve written about the good resources one can find in a City Directory and I found an excellent example in the 1953 Detroit City Directory.
While creating the family tree for Gordon F Laramie, I got a City Directory hint for Morris G Laramie.
The hint gives me a text transcription of item and a chance to view original image.
This is the information for the transcription. If I took this hint and “looked no further” I would have missed some valuable information. I noticed the note “See page 92 Buyers Guide” so I used the arrows to go to Page 92. [Remember how to do this?]
I take a screen print of the page that contains the information and also capture the individual pictures.
I then put those pictures on the tree.
So don’t just take the first city directory hint, read the information and look at the rest of the city directory.
I hope this will help you remember that when working with city directories always look for more.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan
Additional Family Tree Information:
Advertisement photo in a business city directory showing his son and g-son the business is: Morris G. Laramie and Son, Inc. – Excavating
Tree created to hold screen print of City Dir Ad
Gordon F Laramie – City Dir Ad with pictures 1953 Family Tree