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Boston City Directories


Search sources: 1845 Directory of Boston [Browse]
1850 Directory of Boston [Browse]
1855 Directory of Boston [Browse]
1865 Directory of Boston [Browse]
1870 Directory of Boston [Browse] [Complete Contents]
1872 Directory of Boston [Browse] [Complete Contents]
1875 Directory of Boston [Browse]

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Exact phrase searching is faster. Searching for the business name of "Jessop & Sons" in quotes is many times faster than searching for Jessop & Sons without quotes since the latter case is treated a multiple keyword search rather than an exact phrase search. Another way for decreasing search time is to reduce search keywords to minimum length such searching for 87_summ instead of 87 summer

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