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* Finding address and phone with directories

Directories are great sources for finding the addresses and phone numbers of living relatives, or at least for finding places to search for addresses and phone numbers.

Directories come in all types: city, telephone, county, regional, professional, religious, post office, ethnic, and school. The directories that you search will depend on the type of information that you know about the individual. James A. Ethridge's Directory of Directories may be able to help you determine which directory you should look at to find the information that you need. The Directory of Directories is available at most libraries. The directories themselves can also be found in libraries throughout the United States. Because there are so many different directories, you won't find a library that has them all. You may have to check with several libraries before you can locate the directories that you need. For more complete information about directories, see the topic All about directories

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