Madison Parish, LA
Old Tallulah Phonebooks


Although normally not viewed as such, telephone books, especially the older ones, can contain much valuable genealogical and historical data. Many researchers have located information, otherwise unobtainable, through the use of phonebooks. In the absence of Census and City Directory information, phonebooks and certain court records offer about the only additional data about who lived where when. The first known Tallulah phonebook was published in 1903 and had only 54 entries.

Ideally it would be great to have Tallulah phonebook data for each five year period since 1900, especially those years not covered by a census. The 1976 Tallulah phonebook was the first in an effort to hopefully create such a Madison Parish Phonebook Database. So if anyone has any old phonebooks to loan I will see that they get scanned, added and returned. Please contact me at dicksevier@gmail.com. Many thanks to Josephine Phillips Hodge for the 1956, 1967 & 1969 phonebooks and to Kizzy Bynum of the Madison Parish Library for the 1971 and 1980 phonebooks. Also many thanks to James Washburn who supplied phonebooks for each the 33 years from 1955 through 1987. Some of these are presented in PDF format. Still looking for pre-1955 phonebooks.

The non-PDF-phonebooks are presented in two formats. The name list shows names just as they appear in the phonebook. In addition the list has been sorted by address. This address list functions just like a City Directory and, among other things, shows who is living next to whom on what street. In an effort to make these lists more personal, most of the federal, state and local offices and a few business concerns have been omitted. Although phone numbers are also listed, they have not been edited. Their inclusion is secondary in importance to the names and addresses. RPS September 2008; November 2011.

 

Tallulah Phonebooks

 

NAME SORT

CORRECTED THRU

DATE ISSUED

ADDRESS or BUSINESS SORT

ENTRIES*

1903 by Name

 

 

1903 by Business/Residence

54

1955 by Name

7/11/1955

August 1955

1955 by Address

1945

1956 by Name

7/11/1956

August 1956

1956 by Address

2193

1957 by Name (PDF)

7/11/1957

August 1957

1958 by Name

8/15/1958

October 1958

1958 by Address

2457

1959 by Name (PDF)

8/14/1959

September 1959

1960 by Name

8/11/1960

September 1960

1960 by Address

2587

1961 by Name (PDF)

9/29/1961

October 1961

1962 by Name (PDF)

10/4/1962

November 1962

1963 by Name

9/9/1963

October 1963

1963 by Address

2737

1964 by Name (PDF)

9/9/1964

October 1964

1965 by Name

9/27/1965

November 1965

1965 by Address

2984

1966 by Name (PDF)

11/8/1966

January 1967

1967 by Name

11/1/1967

December 1967

1967 by Address

3273

1969 by Name

2/7/1969

January 1969

1969 by Address

3579

1971 by Name

12/1/1970

January 1971

1971 by Address

3396

1972 by Name (PDF)

12/10/1971

February 1972

1973 by Name (PDF)

12/4/1972

January 1973

1974 by Name

12/14/1973

February 1974

1974 by Address

3726

1975 by Name (PDF)

12/19/1974

February 1975

1976 by Name

12/22/1975

February 1976

1976 by Address

3829

1977 by Name (PDF)

12/22/1976

February 1977

1978 by Name

12/27/1977

February 1978

1978 by Address

3840

1979 by Name (PDF)

12/22/1978

February 1979

1980 by Name

12/11/1979

February 1980

1980 by Address

3845

1981 by Name (PDF)

12/11/1980

February 1981

1982 by Name (PDF)

12/14/1981

March 1981

1983 by Name

12/20/1982

March 1983

1983 by Address

3641

1984 by Name (PDF)

 

March 1984

1985 by Name`

 

March 1985

1985 by Address

3603

1986 by Name (PDF)

 

March 1986

1987 by Name (PDF)

 

March 1987

1994 by Name

 

 

1994 by Address

3507

1997 by Name

 

 

1997 by Address

3578

*Does not include most city, parish, state and federal government listings

Madison Parish GenWeb Site

 

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