Hello, I would like to share a link to a website that contains indexes of the West Prussian Land Register of 1772/1773. The website was created and is maintained by the Odessa Digital Library, which is a German-Russian Genealogical Library. Here is the link to the indexes: West Prussian Land Register of 1772/1773. After the […]
Hello, I have finished reading the book titled Iron Kingdom: the Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947, written by Christopher Clark. The book provides an in-depth history of the formation of the Prussian state, the rise of the Prussian Empire, the construction of the German Empire, through the destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich. The book […]
Hello, I have tried to encompass the majority of the administrative changes of Prusian Poland, from the Partitions of Poland to the German Empire (until the end of World War I). Hopefully, I was successful and accurate in my assessment of the Prussian administrative districts. Although I did not include Pommern (Pomerania) Schlesien (Silesia), or […]
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