Information sur la source

Ancestry.com. Index d’annuaires téléphoniques, Danemark, 2001 à 2003 [base de données en ligne]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2022.
Données originales : Denmark, Phone Book Indexes, 2001 and 2003. Brussels, Belgium: Kapitol SA.

 Index d’annuaires téléphoniques, Danemark, 2001 à 2003

Ces index d’annuaires téléphoniques du Danemark couvrent les années 2001 à 2003.

About the Denmark, Phone Book Indexes, 2001 and 2003

General collection information

This collection contains phone book indexes from Denmark for 2001 and 2003.

Telephone books are an excellent genealogical resource. Because telephone books were published yearly, you can trace your family's residence seamlessly. You can also use their residential address to learn about the community where your family lived.

Using the collection

Records in the collection may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Street address
  • City
  • Country
  • When searching through phone book indexes, you can often use the information provided to find other family members. However, phone books don't directly list family members, so a little bit of detective work is needed. Knowing your family members' full names is especially helpful.

    Telephone book listings may only include the name of the head of household, although often the names of married couples will be listed jointly. If your family members share an address, but not a last name, they will most likely have separate listings. Adult children living at the same address may be listed separately.

    If someone isn't listed by their first name, consider searching for your family member by their initials. Many people opted to list their initials only as a way of maintaining privacy.

    Collection in context

    The first ever telephone directory was printed in 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut. The directory listed the names of subscribers, but phone numbers weren't published as they didn't exist yet. To connect, users simply gave the name of the subscriber with whom they wished to speak to a telephone operator. Telephone numbers weren’t widely published until 1889.

    As telephones gained popularity, more phone numbers were created and the use of area codes became necessary to avoid duplication. In the 1960s country codes were added to make international calling more efficient.

    The first Danish telephone company, Kjøbenhavns Telefon Aktieselskab, began operating in 1882 with 22 subscribers in Copenhagen. By 1896, the capital city's telephone service had 4,000 subscribers, and public kiosks had been established for people who didn't have telephones at home. A second exchange was established in Jorcks Passage in 1888, and Norregade was home to the third exchange set up in 1900.

    Most areas no longer print telephone books, opting instead to list directory information online.

    Bibliography

    Bob's Old Phones. "Kjøbenhavns Telefon Aktieselskab - KTAS." Accessed January 26, 2022. http://www.telephonecollecting.org/Bobs%20phones/Pages/KTAS/KTAS.htm.

    Dansk Plakat Kunst. "The Story Behind the Poster." Accessed January 26, 2022. https://www.danskplakatkunst.dk/plakater/reklamer/festtelegrammer.

    Dempsey, Jenny. "History Lesson: All About Phone Numbers." Numberbarn. Last modified July 17, 2018. https://www.numberbarn.com/blog/lesson-on-phone-numbers/.

    Peeples, Lynn. "Death of the Directory: When Was the Last Time You Opened a Phone Book?" Scientific American. Last modified August 27, 2009. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/death-of-the-directory-when-was-the-2009-08-27.

    Schwartz, Elaine. "What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?" Econlife.com. Last modified August 5, 2012. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/death-of-the-directory-when-was-the-2009-08-27.