Re: Pre war Lithuanian Telephone Books #lithuania

Logan J. Kleinwaks

Ralph Salinger asked, "Where can I see old Lithuanian telephone
books?" Through my website, you can
search 1930, 1935, and 1938 Lithuanian telephone directories (Lietuvos
telefono abonentu sarasas), and 1933, 1937, and 1939 Vilna business
directories (1937 and 1939 include nearby localities >from the Polish
Wojewodztwo Wilenskie). If you are not interested in doing a
full-text search across these directories, but only in manually
examining the entries for a few small towns, you might want to jump to
the towns' sections through the lists at: (1930) (1935) (1938)

These directories are available online thanks to the efforts of
Michael Gordon, Saul Issroff, Joe Woolf, Andrew Kapochunas, Helen
Katz, and Ann Rabinowitz.

Please note that some Polish directories searchable through this site
include localities now in Lithuania that were once part of the Polish
regions of Wojewodztwo Wilenskie or Wojewodztwo Nowogrodzkie. The
most comprehensive such business directories are probably the
1926/1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930 Poland and Danzig Business Directories
(identified as d21, d22, d23, and d24 on the site). To discover which
Polish directories contain a specific Lithuanian town, search across
all directories for the town's Polish name. (I have not catalogued
which Polish directories include Lithuanian territory.)

Also note that the Vilna and Kovne Gubernias of the Russian Empire are
included in directory d311, called the 1889 Russia, Poland, and Warsaw
Industry Directory.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.

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