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German National Library and Das Telefonbuch
Ancestry.com. German Phone Directories, 1915-1981 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Originals were digitized from the following collections: Berlin ZC 3344; Berlin (Ost) ZB 56308; Frankfurt am Main ZB 17536, ZB 53709, ZB 65276, ZB 66111; Hamburg ZB 19164; Leipzig ZB 547; München ZB 20568. Access to originals courtesy of the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig. In partnership with DasTelefonbuch.

About German Phone Directories, 1915-1981

This database contains telephone books covering the years 1915–1981 for five of Germany's major cities: Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Munich.

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Why Use Directories:

Directories are often used to pinpoint individuals in a specific place and time, as they can tell you when and where someone lived. Because they were typically published annually, they are a good way to track your ancestor’s movements through the years.

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