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The Neumark, also known as the New March (Polish: Nowa Marchia) or East Brandenburg (German: Ostbrandenburg (help·info)), was a region of the Prussian province of Brandenburg, Germany, located east of the Oder River.
Known as the Lubusz Land while part of medieval Poland, the territory later known as the Neumark was acquired by the German Margraviate of Brandenburg during the High Middle Ages. As Brandenburg-Küstrin, the Neumark was an independent state of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation from 1535-1571, after which it was restored to the Electors of Brandenburg. It became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701 and part of the German Empire in 1871. After World War I the entirely ethnic German Neumark remained inside the new Weimar Republic of Germany.
The majority of the Neumark was placed under Polish administration in 1945 after World War II; its expelled German population was replaced largely with Poles. Most of the Polish territory is part of Lubusz Voivodeship, while the northern towns Choszczno (Arnswalde), Myślibórz (Soldin), and Chojna (Königsberg in der Neumark) are in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Some territory near Cottbus, administratively part of Regierungsbezirk Frankfurt (Oder) (coterminous with the Neumark) after the Congress of Vienna, remains in Germany. ( source:Wikipedia)
The region map can be seen at Wikipedia site
There are many helpful resources on where to find genealogical information in Brandenburg (Neumark) Archiv Ostdeutscher Familienforscher (Archive of East German Family Historians).
These periodicals are important since they contain much helpful family historical information on the families of Brandenburg (Neumark) such as births, deaths, marriages, number and names of children for many locations in Brandenburg (Neumark). These periodicals are found in the collections of the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. They may be accessed by visiting the Library directly or bylocating a Family History Center near you.
The Neumark Family History Website is a very important tool for the genealogist. It includes a database of genealogical material available online [searchable by surname and town], a gazetteer of the area, lists of resources available on CD-Rom, and other helpful resources.
- Mennonite Settlers in Neumark - by Adalbert Goertz
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