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Monday, September 25, 2006

BT puts old phone books online

CNET News.com: "People searching their ancestry have been given an online boost after U.K. telecommunications company BT launched more than 100 years of phone books on the Web.
The company hopes to tap into the nation's huge interest in genealogy by allowing users to trawl through millions of names, addresses and phone numbers covering the period 1880 to 1984.
It is not just old relations that may turn up in the pages. In the days when unlisted phone numbers were less popular, Winston Churchill, Buckingham Palace, Alfred Hitchcock, Oswald Mosley, and John Profumo could all be found in the phone book. "
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