Re: Warsaw birth record - house number but no street? #warsaw


Eva Lawrence
 

The general answer to the problem of locating the street when the only address given is a house number,  is to search for a series of address books for the town in question. At some stage in the town's history, there must have been a switch-over  from the old address system to a new one with street names as well as  numbers,  and  an address book  or directory would have been published to help citizens with the change. Koenig was a  prolific publisher of such books, but I've seen others. 
Local town and university  archives would usually have copies of old address books.
 
For German towns. try the link
 
http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Portal:Adressbuch
 
A certain amount of patience is needed to navigate your way through.
 
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

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