Directories

Durham City Directories
Published yearly from the late 1800s to the present, the Durham city directories provide a snapshot of Durham residents and businesses within the city limits. They are divided into two main sections: 1) an alphabetical listing by last name and 2) a listing by street address. Genealogists, historic preservationists, people doing environmental impact statements, and many others find them useful. The North Carolina Collection has print editions back to 1911, as well as microfilm editions of the 1887-1960 editions. Early editions are available online at DigitalNC.

Durham Telephone Directories
Phone books: 1927, 1950—2016

Greater Durham Area Cross Reference Directories
A directory using telephone numbers and street addresses. 1962—Present