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Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher
This collection of city directories for Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, which is now in Thuringia, contains records from 1810-1935. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest are often included. The original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Jena, in Jena, Thuringia, Germany.
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- "Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher 1810-1935." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013. Stadtarchiv Jena.
The information varies by year; later years contain more information than the early years. Any of the following detail may be included in the record:
- Full name
- Address or residence
- Birthdate and place
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- Place-names may be misspelled.
- Some parts of the record may be illegible.
- If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
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