A few years ago I got some credit reports from a gentleman who got them from a former dentist’s office or the dentist’s estate (I don’t remember now which he said) in Springfield, Missouri. Unfortunately I do not remember the dentist’s name nor do I know where his office was located. It appears that the dentist requested the credit reports to know which of his patients he could extend credit to and which of them have had not paid other debts and would be a credit risk.
The title at the top of the cover pages is listed as the following:
The Credit Exchange
Official Bureau of the Associated Retail Credit Men
407 McDaniel Building
Some of the records appear to be judgments against people which I am assuming were filed in the judicial courts. Other records just show a person’s former address and current address. The cover pages are dated from the early 1930s. However the individual pages aren’t dated and I’m pretty sure the pages are all mixed up so I don’t know the actual date that each page was created. Therefore I am listing the dates below from the cover pages. The judgments against people will all be listed in one database. The pages with addresses current and former will all be combine together in one database. Each of these lists will be done in alphabetical order to make it easy to find your ancestor. Anything that I can put a date to such as information noted on the cover page will be in a third file.
The dates of the reports are as follows:
March 8, 1933
Although the exact date of each judgment or when a person lived at a specific address is not known, other records such as city directories, court records and census records can be obtained to help narrow down the time period even more. The reports date from the early 1930s. The reason I am posting them is to give genealogy researchers an idea of where their ancestor(s) lived in the Springfield area. In addition it also gives a small snippet of your ancestor’s life.
Address Changes from Credit Reports
If you have any questions about these databases please feel free to contact me.