The following are 19 free digitized directories found online for the city of Manchester New Hampshire covering the years of 1860-1918 (incomplete). Directories can provide such information on an individual such as their employment and address during the year issued. They may also indicate whether they were renting or residing with somebody else at the time.

Free Directories

1889 Directory for Manchester New Hampshire

1889 Directory for Manchester New Hampshire

Business Directories

Subscription Alternatives

While we try and provide as many free options for our researchers in each subject matter, in this case we found we were limited to only the free Manchester New Hampshire Directories listed above. In actuality, however, these directories were consistently published since about 1840. The available 17 free Manchester New Hampshire Directories online is only a small portion of the available volumes covering the 125 years of publication. While the Manchester City Library and the New Hampshire Historical Society both have extensive copies of the directories, neither have placed them online yet. That left me looking for at Ancestry to see what they have available and they do have the following 88 years in one of their larger collections of directories:

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 $$$
Years covered for Manchester NH: 1844, 1846, 1848, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1864, 1866, 1871, 1873, 1875, 1877-96, 1899-05, 1907-15, 1917-34, 1936-42, 1945-50, 1953, 1955, 1957-61, 1964