JRI Poland #Poland Searching the 1929 Polish Business Directory #poland

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>

I am happy to announce that it is now possible to search for surnames
through the entire 1929 Polish Business Directory. The credit for
this goes to Logan Kleinwaks for performing the OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) effort and developing the tools to make this
process work, the purchase of higher quality scans of the 1929 Polish
Business Directory by Jewish Records Indexing - Poland. Logan has
added this Directory to his other databases at his Historical
Directory Search Engine:


A few years ago the OCR technology was not capable of analyzing the
spotted and accented pages that we had >from this Directory.
Fortunately, we are now able to surmount these issues and thousands
of pages have been processed.

After finding potential pages using Logan's Search Engine you can
view copies of the Directory pages on the Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland web site, hosted by JewishGen. Here are the basic steps:

1) Select the button to Search the 1929 Poland and Danzig Business
Directory at:
http://www.kalter.org/search and provide your search information and

2) Make a note of the resulting page numbers, which will appear below
the search fields.

3) Go to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland 1929 Polish Business
Directory Project web site at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/bizdir/tableofcontents.htm and select
the section that contains your page number. (Note that you may click
on the Directory title on the page containing your search results to
go to this web page.)

4) Enter your exact page number in the box at the top center of the
screen and use either the "Click for Page" control or the "Right
click HERE to save page ..." control at the top of the page.

5) You can continue to navigate to additional pages >from here.

More information on this project can be found at:


Please consider that both sites may have heavy traffic for a few days
after this announcement and that while Logan can answer questions
about his Search Engine, questions about the pages and Town Indexing
should be directed to me.

Howard Fink
Data Coordinator
Business Directory Project
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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