Prussian Poland Land and Property

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 In Polish archives, some German land records are still available for use.  These land records may include plat maps that show the layout of the land owned by different people.  These land maps show the forest borders, which were very important to the people.  Forest rights were strictly enforced and usually belonged to the local nobility.  The names of the owners were shown on the plat maps.  Sometimes numbers are shown which represent the property number.

There are also available renter's contracts for landless farmers and the property that the rent to grow their crops.  These agreements show the type of property, wooded, pasture, field and so forth and the size of that property, as well as fees that are paid.