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Welcome to the Westpreußen page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Westpreußen page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Westpreußen Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
  
 
=== Getting Started with Westpreußen Research  ===
 
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In 1900 Westpreußen (West Prussia) was divided into two Regierungsbezirke, namely Danzig and Marienwerder:  
 
In 1900 Westpreußen (West Prussia) was divided into two Regierungsbezirke, namely Danzig and Marienwerder:  
  
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==== Regierungsbezirk Danzig (Gdańsk)  ====
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*[[Danzig (Regierungsbezirk), Westpreussen]]
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On 1 January 1900, Regierungsbezirk Marienwerder included 1 Stadtkreis and 15 Landkreise, namely: (in Polish)
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*[[Walcz, Poland|Deutsch Krone (Wałcz)]]  
 
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*[[Chojnice, Poland|Konitz (Chojnice)]]  
 
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*[[Chelmno, Poland|Kulm (Chełmno)]]  
 
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On 1 April 1900, Thorn (Torun) was made a Stadtkreis:
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Germany Gotoarrow.png Westpreußen    Poland Westpreußen


Welcome to the Westpreußen page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Westpreußen page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Westpreußen Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Getting Started with Westpreußen Research

Jurisdictions of Westpreußen (West Prussia)

Provinz Westpreußen was established in 1773 when the First Polish Republic was divided between Prussia, Russia and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Proviz Westpreussia was divided in 1806 by Napoleon, and restored in 1815. In 1919 the Treaty of Versailles granted most of Westpreußen  to the Second Polish Republic. This action created the "Polish Corridor" and granted Poland access to the Baltic Sea. Westpreußen was disestablished in 1922.

During the long period of German administration, most civil records and many church records used for researching family history were written in the German language. A notable exception was Catholic church records, which were kept in the Latin language.

In 1900 Westpreußen (West Prussia) was divided into two Regierungsbezirke, namely Danzig and Marienwerder:

Regierungsbezirke of Westpreußen 1900 - 1910
Regierungsbezirk Communities Area in square kilometers Population
     Year 1900 1910 1900 1910 1900 1910
Danzig (Gdańsk) 1,165 1,132 7,956.93 7,958.76 665,992 742,619
Marienwerder (Kwidzyn) 2,197 2,133 17,577.97 17,595.88 897,666 960,855
Total for Westpreußen 3,362 3,265 25,534.9 25,554.64 1,563,658 1,703474


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