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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[Poland|Poland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Prussian_Poland|Prussian Poland]]'' (Prusy Wschodnie)</center><br>  
[[Image:Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 114.jpg|thumb]]'''Historical Background'''
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[[Image:Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 114.jpg|thumb|Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 114.jpg]]  
  
<br>Effective family history research requires a knowledge of major historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them.&nbsp; Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, and settlement patterns.&nbsp; These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family members.&nbsp; Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you also use histories to learn about the events they may have participated in.&nbsp; Major events in the Prussian Poland localities include the partitions of Poland.&nbsp; In 1772 the first partition occurred in which Russia, Austria and Prussia each seized one-third of Polish territory.&nbsp; The second partition was in 1793 and at this time Russia obtained one-half of the remaining territory of Poland, and Prussia took Posen as a possession.&nbsp; The third partition was in 1795.&nbsp; Polish resistance was overwhelmed, and the remaining Polish territor was divided amoung Russia, Austria, and Prussia.&nbsp; The kingdom of Poland ceased to exist.
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Effective family history research requires a knowledge of major historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, and settlement patterns. These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family members. Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you also use histories to learn about the events they may have participated in. Major events in the Prussian Poland localities include the partitions of Poland. In 1772 the first partition occurred in which Russia, Austria and Prussia each seized one-third of Polish territory. The second partition was in 1793 and at this time Russia obtained one-half of the remaining territory of Poland, and Prussia took Posen as a possession. The third partition was in 1795. Polish resistance was overwhelmed, and the remaining Polish territor was divided amoung Russia, Austria, and Prussia. The kingdom of Poland ceased to exist.
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=== <center>Former Prussian Provinces</center> ===
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=== <center>Former Prussian Provinces</center> ===
 
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:The borders of Poland have changed many times over the years.&nbsp; These changes were referred to as Partitions.&nbsp; There were 3 partitions.&nbsp; The areas listed below formerly belonged to Prussia.&nbsp; Parts of Brandenburg, Ostpreußen,&nbsp;Pommern and Schlesien&nbsp;are now in Poland.&nbsp; Some parts of Brandenburg, Pommern and Schlesien still remain in modern-day Germany.&nbsp; Parts of Ostpreussen are also in modern-day Russia.&nbsp; And a small part of Schlesien is now in the Czech Republic.
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:The borders of Poland have changed many times over the years. These changes were referred to as Partitions. There were 3 partitions. The areas listed below formerly belonged to Prussia. Parts of Brandenburg, Ostpreußen, Pommern and Schlesien are now in Poland. Some parts of Brandenburg, Pommern and Schlesien still remain in modern-day Germany. Parts of Ostpreussen are also in modern-day Russia. And a small part of Schlesien is now in the Czech Republic.
  
 
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=== Research Tools  ===
 
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*[http://www.Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister website] Polish-German Place name finder  
 
*[http://www.Kartenmeister.com Kartenmeister website] Polish-German Place name finder  
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*[http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/home.html Ravensteins German Empire Map]
 
*[http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/home.html Ravensteins German Empire Map]
  
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<br> Because the Research forums are no longer available for help, be aware that FamilySearch has Facebook pages for these regions. There are two that you should consider when doing your research:
  
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[https://www.facebook.com/GermanyGenealogy?ref=ts&fref=ts Germany/Prussia]
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[https://www.facebook.com/PolandGenealogy?ref=ts&fref=ts Poland]
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Here you can help others, post your questions and look for answers and helpful links, as well.<br>
  
 
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
  
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*[[Prussian Poland Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]  
 
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*[[Prussian Poland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Prussian Poland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Prussian Poland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:05, 23 May 2013

Poland Gotoarrow.png Prussian Poland (Prusy Wschodnie)

Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 114.jpg

Historical Background

Effective family history research requires a knowledge of major historical events that may have affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations and religious trends may help you understand political boundaries, and settlement patterns. These events may have led to the creation of records such as land and military documents that mention your family members. Your ancestors will become more interesting to you if you also use histories to learn about the events they may have participated in. Major events in the Prussian Poland localities include the partitions of Poland. In 1772 the first partition occurred in which Russia, Austria and Prussia each seized one-third of Polish territory. The second partition was in 1793 and at this time Russia obtained one-half of the remaining territory of Poland, and Prussia took Posen as a possession. The third partition was in 1795. Polish resistance was overwhelmed, and the remaining Polish territor was divided amoung Russia, Austria, and Prussia. The kingdom of Poland ceased to exist.

Former Prussian Provinces

The borders of Poland have changed many times over the years. These changes were referred to as Partitions. There were 3 partitions. The areas listed below formerly belonged to Prussia. Parts of Brandenburg, Ostpreußen, Pommern and Schlesien are now in Poland. Some parts of Brandenburg, Pommern and Schlesien still remain in modern-day Germany. Parts of Ostpreussen are also in modern-day Russia. And a small part of Schlesien is now in the Czech Republic.
Former Prussian Provinces

Research Tools

Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 1227.jpg


 Featured Content Facebook Pages 

Poland Trip Sep-Oct 2007 1517.jpg


Because the Research forums are no longer available for help, be aware that FamilySearch has Facebook pages for these regions. There are two that you should consider when doing your research:

Germany/Prussia

Poland

Here you can help others, post your questions and look for answers and helpful links, as well.

Things You Can Do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Websites

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