Source Information

Hollister, Catherine, comp. Manhattan New York City Directory: 1829-30 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register and City Directory for 1829. New York, NY, USA: Thomas Longworth, 15 Pine Street, 1829.

About Manhattan New York City Directory: 1829-30

The 1829 Longworth's New York City Directory lists those people residing or working in that year on the island of Manhattan who were interviewed. This database indexes persons with the last names A-Z. In addition to the names of residents, business and professional people and companies, the directory mentions related occupations, home, and secondary addresses (sometimes including addresses in suburbs, such as Brooklyn and New Jersey). The population of Manhattan island in 1830 was approximately 197,115. This directory, published annually in the 1800s, is an excellent source of genealogical and social data on early New York City and can be used to supplement the 1830 U.S. Census which does not provide full names, addresses, or occupations. Additionally, one can analyze neighborhoods and determine who was living and working near an ancestor by viewing the data by individual streets.