Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Advice related to places to find Warsaw Records #poland #warsaw


Logan Kleinwaks
 

Leslie Mikkelson asked, "Where is the best collection of Warsaw City
Directories for the 1800's. I'd like to trace the addresses,
occupations, and co-habitants of my family through that period."

Warsaw directories >from 1807/1808, 1821, 1826, 1852, 1863, 1869, and
1870 are searchable through my site genealogyindexer.org, along with
20th century directories and even one >from the 18th century. Below
the search box, there is a dropdown menu that defaults to "Any Place,"
which you can change to "Warsaw" to search only the directories with
geographic scope of Warsaw. Note, however, that many directories with
geographic scope larger than Warsaw will be excluded >from the search
if you do this, because I have not manually identified their
Warsaw-specific sections -- and, in some case, they are not organized
by place, making this impossible. Unless you are searching for a very
common surname, my advice is to search all directories (use the "Any
Place" option). Regardless of the geographic scope you search, you
can restrict the date by appending {1800-1899} to your search, if you
are only interested in the 19th century, for example.

All search results link to scans of the original directories, usually
hosted by other websites. To view the images, you will need to
install once a (free) .DjVu plugin for your web browser (I recommend
installing from
http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=1).

Also, there are about 10 more 19th century Warsaw directories that I
have on my "to do" list to add to the search engine. Because of your
interest, I will prioritize them higher and should add them within the
week.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.
kleinwaks@...

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