is a free website for searching 2 million+ pages of historical European directories (business, address, telephone), yizkor books, Galician secondary school reports, military documents, and more. Containing many millions of personal names – often with towns, street addresses, and occupations, and sometimes with vital dates or patronymics – most of the 4,000+ sources are not searchable elsewhere. This talk will provide an overview of all sources, with a focus on additions since the speaker's last visit to JGSGW (2014) and search techniques. The use of directories in the Warsaw property restitution process will also be discussed briefly.
This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is a members-only event. It is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.)
Speaker: Logan Kleinwaks
is JewishGen's Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk, a former Board Member of Gesher Galicia, and creator of online genealogy research tools. His website GenealogyIndexer.org
received the IAJGS 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product, and was one of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Websites for 2015-2021.