1932 – The Palestine Directory and Handbook

National Library of the State of Israel – 1932 Reference room /E057 P1 / Not for loan
Library of Congress – HF3861.P2 P3 Jefferson or Adams Bldg General or Area Studies Reading Rooms
Now online http://genealogyindexer.org
The Palestine Directory and Handbook
Published by “MISCHAR w’TAASIA”
Publishing & Exhibition Co., Ltd.

IGRA would like to thank the National Library of Israel for the scanning of “The Palestine Directory and Handbook” which is part of their collection.

This publication is in Hebrew and English but the two sections are not identical. The English section does not include a list of residents (Section Beit). The equivalent to “yellow pages” is limited to businesses in the four cities: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, and Haifa. (Section Gimmel in Hebrew & Part Two in English)
We recommend that you search in both languages at once if possible. The search engine can work on a combination of English and Hebrew. An example of the way this should be set is Navon | נבון . With such a search all information on the Navon family will appear, whether it is listed in Hebrew or English. There will usually be more information available from the Hebrew version than the English version because the English version does not include a list of residents. In the Hebrew version, the list of residents is not all inclusive of all the settlements and residents of Palestine.
The organization of the information in the business chapter is not identical in the Hebrew and English section. It also seems that there are more people listed in the Hebrew business chapter than the English business chapter. This can be interpreted to mean that some people who appear in the Hebrew business chapter may not have felt a need to appear in the English section.
Table of Contents
Part One: Handbook – general information.
The section on residents does not exist in English
The following is a list of the areas in the Hebrew section with lists of residents: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Tiberias, Safed, & Afula
The “Colonies”: Ber –Tuvia, Ber-Yaacov, Beit-Alfa, Beit-Hanan, Balfouria, Bnei-Braq, Benyamina, Givat-Ada, Gedera, Beit-Ramon, Degania Aleph, Har-Tuv, Herzelia, Zichron-Yaacov, Hadera, Yavniel, Yesod-Ha’malah, Kefar Baruch, Kefar Hassidim, Kefar Yehoshua, Kefar Yehezkel, Kefar Saba, Kefar Tabor, Karkur, Meir Shfeya, Magdiel, Migdal, Metulah, Menahamia, Mikveh-Yisrael, Merhavia, Mismar Hayarden, Nahalat-Yehuda, Netanya, Segera, Ein-Ganim, Ein-Harod, Ekron, Atlit, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Anavim, Rishon-Lezion, Rosh Pina, Rehovot, Ramat Hasharon, Ra’anana, Shivat-Tzion, Schunot-Borochov, Tel-Adasim.
Part Two: Directory
Government of Palestine
Foreign Consular Officers
Heads of Religious Communities
Institutions and Organizations

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