[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Records for Landsberg Warthe

Jim Stange jjstange at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 14:52:17 PDT 2008

Hello all,

I am having difficulty in finding a birth record for my Great-Grandmother,
Elizabeth Conrad.  We have her birth recorded as October 12, 1895 in
"Germany."  The date is on several death announcements etc. from when she
passed in 1968.  The family had an old map of Germany with Landsberg Warthe
(Gorzów Wielkopolski) circled and it has been verbally passed down that this
is the town where she was born.  Several census reports show Germany as
their birthplace, although one census has Posen crossed out and Germany
written in...  Another clue is that her name and her parents, Anna and Emil
Conrad, appear in an address book for 1913 for Landsberg although Anna and
Elizabeth emmigrated in June 1913.

When I queried the Polish archives for the area to look up information on
this family with the birth date provided, they found nothing!  I do not know
which parish they belonged to in Landsberg but I assume they were all
referenced in the archive's search?  The Ellis Island web site does not link
properly to the original ship manifest so I am unable to check that source
for reference to a town name and I do not have a subscription to
ancestry.com at the moment to pull down the immigration record.  Is it
possible that these Lutheran records for Landsberg are not at the Polish
state archives?  The only other reason I could think of is that the family
moved into Landsberg between 1896 and 1900 and the record resides in another

Does anyone have any ideas how I may be able to trace Elizabeth Conrad and
her family?  Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Jim Stange

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