The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of U.S. city and telephone directories, that provide specific information on a locality’s residents and addresses, and may also include occupation or telephone number. Family historians often use these directories to fill in the gaps between censuses. The Library of Congress makes available to the public this collection of past and present city, telephone, and reverse telephone (criss-cross) directories for the United States. For more information on where to find these and how to use them, you can use this guide: United States: City and Telephone Directories.The library also has Local History & Genealogy Reference Services located inside the entrance to the Main Reading Room.
The following materials can help researchers find information specifically about Romanians who have lived in the U.S. Information in these resources can be used for example for:
Romanians immigrated in different waves, and settled mostly in New York, California, Florida, and the Midwest. Additional directories may be identified in the Library's online catalog, or in the above mentioned guide to U.S. city and telephone directories.
If you would like us to retrieve directories for you before you visit our library, you can contact us through our Ask a Librarian service.
The arrangement of the list below is by title.
The following collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.