French telephone books #france


Dear SIG,

I found one resource for accessing historic French telephone books.
They appear to have a virtually complete collection going back to
the year 1883.

Bibliotheque historique des Postes et des Telecommunications

Email address:
Unfortunately, however, their mode of operation is neither very
user-friendly nor modern.

One can write them the family names, city and period(s) of time
sought and they will look into it and make photocopies >from the
books for a fee of 30 Euro cents per page. Good luck to everyone
not living in France using that method.

I wrote back suggesting they scan the books and sell them as CD's,
or better yet, post them as readable files on-line somehow.

On peut esperer.
Shalom >from Prague,

Rick Pinard

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