JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1914 Warsaw Telephone Directory #general


Peter Lebensold
 

Cousins:

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I recently stumbled
upon a resource I had not earlier known about: A Warsaw telephone
directory >from 1914 - far earlier than anything on Logan Kleinwacks'
excellent Genealogy Indexer website (despite its wide range of
searchable directories - at http://genealogyindexer.org/ [1] ).

The reference appears on the website of Israeli genealogical researcher
Yoram Mayorek - who has somehow obtained a physical copy of this early
"database". Here's his mention of it:
http://www.research.co.il/1914.html [2] . The directory, according to
Yoram, includes about 25,000 entries - about 65%-70% of them apparently
Jewish.

While the directory is not viewable online - and has not been OCR'd - on
his website Yoram is offering to check names for anyone who asks. He
sent me a scan of the names I'd told him I was interested in, and the
listings include not only the name (often including full first name),
phone number and address, but also a description of the business at that
number.

Happy hunting!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

Links:
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[1] http://genealogyindexer.org/
[2] http://www.research.co.il/1914.html

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