JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Grandfather's butcher shop in the 1920's Chicago #general

Hilary Henkin

Hi, Avigdor,
Most city directories have two sections. The first is residents, alphabetical by
surname. But the second is businesses, sorted by category, rather like the
"Yellow Pages" here in the US.

You should be able to find some section called, "butchers" or "meat" or some such,
and make photocopies of those pages. If you're lucky, you'll be able to match the
name. If not, you could plot them on a map, see if any are in the area of town
you expect, and thus narrow the list.

Good luck!

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles, Calif.

Avigdor Ben-Dov wrote:

Can anyone suggest a way to research information about a kosher butcher business
in Chicago in the 20's? What city directories might help?

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