JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: need help with 1927 Brooklyn city directory #general

A. E. Jordan

In a message dated 12/28/2009 10:13:57 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jfrankel@... writes:

after 1915 no city directory
for Brooklyn was issued until one was issued in 1933-34 - the last
one to be published for Brooklyn. Thereafter only telephone books are

Looking on the website for the NY Public Library and typing in Brooklyn
phone book into their catalogue shows that they have phone books dating >from
the early 1920s forward on microfilm. Prior to that all of New York City
had a single phone book.

However I made a cautionary statement to the person who asked the original
question which is in this time frame of the 1920s phones were not as
ubiquitous as they are today. So you could check the phone book but not
everyone had a telephone in their residence in this era.

Allan Jordan

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