Telephone directories are used by genealogists and historians to identify people and businesses from a particular place and era. This guide lists the directories from Luxembourg in the Library of Congress collections.
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Erika Hope Spencer, Reference Specialist, European Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean & European Division
Note: This guide is adapted from an earlier version, which first appeared on the European Reading Room website in 2010.
Created: October 10, 2023
Last Updated: October 10, 2023
Most of the foreign telephone directories held by the Library of Congress are uncataloged, we have therefore compiled this list of Luxembourgish directories as a finding aid for our staff and researchers. These directories cover Luxembourg between the years 1936-1997. There are approximately 60 directories. In addition to the uncataloged directories listed on the next page, the Library also holds a handful that are cataloged and may be requested using the online catalog. To locate these directories, search the Library of Congress Online Catalog using subject keywords such as "Luxembourg" and "directories," or the name of a city plus "directories." In addition to telephone directories, this kind of search also yields business/address directories from Luxembourg.
Besides using printed telephone directories, a reader may find it helpful to use online directories available for free on the Internet. The telephone portal site Infobel External provides a database of business entries for each European country, including Luxembourg.
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This guide, prepared by the Law Library of Congress, includes links to free online resources regarding the country of Luxembourg, focusing on its constitution; executive, legislative and judicial branches; legal guides; and general sources.