HathiTrust has free Manila City Directories available online for Manila, Philippines.

City directories contain an alphabetized list of residents with their addresses, spouse’s name, profession, and often a reverse lookup by address. They often contain historical information about a locale and they’ll usually contain a separate business directory.

HathiTrust currently has these Manila City Directories available for free searches:


2 responses to “Manila City Directories at HathiTrust”

  1. Am searching for the following residents of Manila 1933-1944:
    Judge Conrado Carballo
    Emilio Carballo
    Eduardo (Edoardo) Carballo
    Marietta Carballo
    Jose Perfecto Carballo
    Jose Escalante
    Herminigildo Hieras
    Paz Hieras

    1. Jorge,

      Thanks for visiting the OnGenealogy directory. You can use the links at this page to find the City Diretories and then search within the city directories for the residents you are seeking. Here’s a page where a Herminiglido Hieras appears: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012106103&seq=641&q1=hieras&start=1

      Here’s a link showing search results in the left hand column for the Carballo surname: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012996479&seq=31&q1=carballo

      The Carballo name also occurs in these directories: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027066524&q1=carballo&start=1
      but they are not available online. Here is a link to institutions that have Manila City directories onsite (not online): https://www.worldcat.org/title/30857683

      You can also use the links on this site to search free record collections for the Philippines. You’ll need to create an account, but everything at FamilySearch is free to use–there’s never any fee.

      Best with your research,



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