Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Two historic Polish directories now online #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero

This post just appeared in today's JewishGen digest. I am posting this here
as it appears to be of great interest to Galicia researchers. I have not yet
seen these web sites. Let us know if you have success with them.

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland

Colleagues, Please help us publicize the following news. Thanks!
Ronald D. Bachman
Area Specialist for Poland
The Library of Congress has digitized two historic Polish directories
and made them available to the public at the internet addresses below.
The rare and fragile items were felt to be of sufficiently broad
interest to historians and genealogists to merit digitization in this
pilot project. Eventually the items will be linked to their entries in
the Library of Congress online catalog ( The
presentation is via "page-turner" display. They are now available for
immediate use at the following URLs. (Note: these are "handles" or
"permanent" URLS that have been established for these materials.)

1. "Handlowa ksiega adresowa Polski i Gdanska," a 1923 commercial
directory for the entire country, including Gdansk (Danzig), totaling
about 700 pages.

** Table of Contents:
Front matter (including advertisements and a map of Polish railroads)
Part I.
-- Timeline of Polish history
-- Administrative districts of the Republic of Poland
-- Constitution of the Republic of Poland
-- Officials of the Republic of Poland
-- Polish diplomatic missions abroad
-- Polish consulates abroad
-- Foreign diplomatic representatives in Poland
-- Foreign consulates in Poland
-- Statistical data on the Polish economic situation
-- Historical sketch of Gdansk (Danzig)
-- Treaty of Versaille provisisions concerning the Free City of Gdansk
-- Officials of the Free City of Gdansk (Danzig) and the Supreme
Commissioner of the League of Nations in Gdansk (Danzig)
-- Port of Gdansk (Danzig)
-- Economic organizations in Poland and Gdansk (Danzig)
-- Polish Information Bureau for foreign commerce in Gdansk (Danzig)
-- Index of branches of industry and products listed in Part II.
-- Alphabetic index of branches of industry listed in Part III.

** Part II.
Enterprises [grouped by economic sector, enterprises are arranged
alphabetically, and street addresses are included; this is the heart of
the directory]

** Part III.

** Part IV.
Index of advertisers

2. " Spis abonentow warszawskiej sieci telefonow."
This is a 540-page white pages directory of Warsaw and environs on the
eve of World War II, along with a listing of businesses and
advertisements arranged by product or service, e.g., office machines,
sporting goods, physicians. This directory should be of special
interest to researchers who lost relatives, friends, and/or property
during the war.

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