Chicago Telephone Directory Research



I will visit the Harold Washington Library to check telephone directories on microfilm for individual or business names. I charge $40/hour with a minimum fee of $10 (15 minutes) and the fee is the same whether or not I find what you’re looking for.

I provide a camera image of box(es) for the film(s) I use along with digital images or scans of a printouts (whichever gives the most readable result) for the pages checked.

IF I find that the film I need to view is illegible (sometimes the film is blurred with tiny type) I will let you know and there will be no charge.

For more information about the directories, please see this blog post:

$40.00 /hour + expenses

Retainer upfront; Balance due on completion


Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois


Harold Washington Library - Chicago Public Library

Ordering instructions from chicagogenealogy

Please tell me what you are looking for in the city directories and which year(s) you’d like searched. I will quote, if I think I can help.

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