Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Eberswalde, Brandenburg, Prussia,  Germany
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Location of Eberswalde, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Brandenburg are now in Poland. Eberswalde is in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type City Directories
Collection years: 1890-1919
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, Stadt-Verzeichnisse
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Kreisarchiv Barnim, Eberswalde


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains city directories for the city of Eberswalde from the years 1890 to 1919. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. The original city directories are located in the Kreisarchiv Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany.

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"Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Eberswald, Adreßbücher 1890-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Kreisarchiv Barnim, Eberswalde (Barnim District Archives, Eberswalde).
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