JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: old telefon directories in France #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

According to France Telecom, the only place to see all the collection of
old telephone books is the Bibliotheque Francois Mitterand (National
In Paris Archives, there are only the "Bottin" or other professional lists.
I just had a telephone call with the specialized archivist in the
Bibliotheque Administrative de la ville de Paris, in Hotel de Ville
(Administrative Library of Paris), she told me that they have an incomplete
paper collection of the telephone books for Paris >from 1921 and for the
suburbs >from 1970. There are no books for 1940-1944. According to her it
has not been microfilmed by the Mormons (but maybe she is mistaking?)
She also told me that France Telecom will open at the end of the year 2000
a documentation center where it will be possible to consult the entire
collection >from the begining for all France. I don't know if it will be on
paper, microfilms or computerized.
Anne Lifshitz-Krams
Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris, France

Jan Bousse <> a écrit dans le message :
If I understand Marie Lubman correctly, she is interested in telephone
directories in France >from the 1930s.
I found that the Bibliothèque Nationale de France at Tolbiac,
Paris, has, on microfilm, all the telephone books of France

I would be interested to know more about the collection at the Hotel de
Ville de Paris, as mentioned by Micheline Gutmann. Are they as complete,
in paper or also on microfilm? I hope Micheline could enlighten me and
the List. Thanks.

Jan Bousse, Oostende, Belgium.

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