Poland Determining a Place of Origin

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HOW TO USE THE DCC FOR POLISH RESEARCH I. Determine the modern Polish name for the town. A. If you have a German name and are not sure about the correct spelling or jurisdictions for the town formerly in the German Empire use: Ref Meyers Orts- und Verkehrslexikon des deutschen 943 Reiches, 1912-1913. E5mo Fiim number 496,640 - 496,641 For former German church and civil jurisdiction use: Gemeinde-Lexikon :f'Ur Pommern u. Posen Film 806 2634 " Schlesien 806~633 " Ostpreussen 806 2636 " Westpreussen 120422433 " Brandenburg 806 2632 " Grenzmark 806 2636 (part of Westpreussen a. Posen) Use Verzeichnis der Post- undo Telegraphen - Amter Osterreich-Ungarn Item For Austrian Empire names including Galici~ (most of the larger places are shown) Film 897,093 Item 1 2 B. Determine the modern Polish name of the town by using the appropriate PLACE NAME CHANGE DICTIONARIES. For Oberschlesien, Ostpreussen, Posen and Westpreussen removed from the German Empire after World War I use: Ref Q 940 E5kt Deutsch-fremdsprachiges Ortsnamenverzeichnis, 1931 Film number 520,387 Ortsverzeichnis der Provinz Posen, 1940 Film 476,277 (Contains a more detailed listing for Posen. It is arranged by Kreis--check Meyers first to determine the Kreis). For parts of Brandenburg, Danzig, Ostpreussen (including a sma~l section of the former Westpreussen), Pommern (including Grenzmark -2- Posen-Westpreussen), and Schlesien--removed from Germany after World War II use: Ref 943 Mu11ers Verzeichnis der jenseits der Oder-Neisse E5m ge1egenen, unter fremder Verwa1tung stehenden 1958 Ortschaften, 1958. Film number 1,045,448 AND/OR Ref 943.8 E5b Amt1iches Gemeinde- und ortsnamenverzeichnis der deutschen Ostgebiete unter fremder Verwaltung, 1939, 1955. Film number 1,045,449 Item 5 II. Find the modern Polish name in the Polish Gazetteer to determine its modern jurisdictions: Ref 943.8 E5s Spis miejscowosci Po1skiej Rzeczypospo1itej Ludowej ., 1965. Film number 844,922 (BE AWARE OF THE DIFFERENT POLISH ALPP'..ABET) Check columns 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 1 name of town 2 name of next larger admistrative unit 3 county or district seat (powiat) 4 province (wojewodztwo) - is given in adjectival form Opole - opolskie 7 present vital records office If you can't locate the place name you have, you may want tp look it up in the old Kingdom of Poland gazetteer, 1879-1880. Stownik geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego i innych krajow stowianskich Film number 920.957 - 920~972 III. Check the DCC (Dictionary Card Catalog) A. Start with the INDIRECT ENTRY for your town. POLAND, BIAJ',YSTOK, NAROJKI - VITAL RECORDS country, province, town -3- B. If there are no cards , try the NEXT LARGER UNIT (column 2 shown in the modern gazetteer). POLAND, BIA$YSTOK, DROHICZYN - VITAL RECORDS town C. If there are no cards, try VITAL RECORDS OFFICE (column 7 in the modern gazetteer) POLAND, BIAtYSTOK~ DROHICZYN - VITAL RECORDS In this case it is the same as column 2, but could be different! D. If there are still no cards, try the DISTRICT (powiat) (column 3 in the modern gazetteer). POLAND t B~YSTOK, SIEMIATYCZE (POWIAT) - VITAL RECORDS Under this heading are listed' every town in this modern district for which the library has records. IV. Work with a detailed map of the area surrounding your town to find towns where the records o~ your town may be included. Old German Empire !-1aps ----------':"'---------- Film 068 814 Old Austro-Hungarian Ew?ire Maps ----------~ Film 1,045,395 940 ---- Library also ~as a set of older ETbm Polish maps. Tnese are under copyright and can't be filmed. 943.8 E7s -- I-fodern Polish !!laps for all provinces (wojewodztwa) are also in the Library. They are also ~~der copyri~lt -- and can It be filmed. Some modern Polish maps (detailed but not compiete) are on film 1,045,413 . Directory of Ro~an 9atholic Church in Poland, 1970 shows location by parishes. (Siec parafialna kosciola katolickiego w Polsce) Film 1,045,455 Item 2 IF YOU CAN'T FIND RECORDS FOR YOUR TOWN, DO NOT GIVE UP, WE ARE STILL FIUUNG IN POLAND Poland has 17 provinces: Bialystok, B,ydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Kielce, Koszalin, Krakow, Lublin, todz, Olsztyn, Opole, Poznan, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Warszawa, Wroclaw and Zielona Gora. The Polish Government recently nade changes in provincial boundaries (1975), but the Genealogical Library has decided not to change the catalog, it will remain the same as the 1965 gazetteer indicates