1928 Poland and Danzig Business Directory #ukraine
Logan J. Kleinwaks
The 1928 Poland and Danzig Business Directory, "Ksiega Adresowa Polski (wraz
z w. m. Gdanskiem) dla handlu, rzemiosl i rolnictwa," is freely available
online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska's site
http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=11209. This 2779-page
directory is primarily organized by place, then by business type, then by
surname or business name. To facilitate searching, I have applied optical
character recognition (OCR) software to the Digital Library images and
incorporated the result into my Search Engine for Online Historical
Directories at http://www.kalter.org/search.php, as I recently did for the
1926/1927 and 1930 editions of this directory. When searching, please keep
in mind that OCR is not 100% accurate, so you still might want to manually
search the directory, especially if you are only interested in a few known
small towns. To improve your chances of success, I encourage you to make
use of all three available methods of searching. An explanation of how to
access the scanned directory images at the Digital Library site can be found
in the FAQ on the Search Engine site.
If you find this tool to be helpful, please let me know.
Please realize that an initially high response may slow the Search Engine.
near Washington, D.C.
MODERATOR'S NOTE: This has been posted because so many of you are confused about our borders. The JRIP List is the one you should be using for Poland.