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Romania: Address and Telephone Directories

Address Directories

Anuarul "Socec" al României-Mari. 1923. Library of Congress General Collections.

Address directories are good resources for many types of research:

  • They can be of interest for anyone doing genealogical research by allowing some to make neighborhood connections.
  • They can also be helpful for those doing research on a house by showing previous occupants.
  • They can be helpful for anyone just wanting to know about a community by determining who lived where.

All of the directories listed below from the Library of Congress collections include both business and private addresses.

We provide finding aids for the two volumes of the address directory from 1923, because each one of its chapters starts with page number 1. We compiled a table of contents with the digital image numbers for both volumes.

As street names have been changed over time, researchers might find it useful to consult one of the older street guides for Bucharest (ghidul străzilor) available in the Library of Congress, or historic maps of the towns that they are researching.

The following collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. 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.

City, county, or region Year Title in Romanian Title in English Notes

Volume I covers București

Volume II covers the rest of Romania


Anuarul "Socec" al României-Mari

Digitized copies:

Volume I, (Capitala)

Volume II, (Provincia)

"Socec" Annuary of Greater Romania

Compiled 1922-23, published in later years without updates. It is the most complete survey of Greater Romania during the interwar period.

See our finding aids:

Guide for Vol. 1 Capitala

Guide to Vol. 2. Provincia


București 1924

Almanach du high-life

catalog record

Calendar of the newspaper called High-Life

Directories of diplomats, embassies, consulates, government, the royal family, and charity organizations.

Directory of appr. 3,000 members of society, their office or profession, address, family members, women’s maiden names, telephone numbers.

Also contains calendar, information about horse racing, music, and sports.

București 1937

Anuarul de adrese din cuprinsul municipiului București.

catalog record

Annual directory of addresses of Bucharest municipality

Organizations. Lists ministries, agencies, schools, cultural associations, etc.

Individuals. Includes an alphabetical listing of companies, tradesmen, and practitioners of the free professions.


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