[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Records for Landsberg Warthe
sigmatt at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 7 22:27:08 PDT 2008
I happened to be looking at a German pre-WWII and post-WWII map just now.
It shows Landsberg/ Warthe about 45 km NE of Kuestrin (today Kostrzyn [ since 1945] )
lying directly on the Warthe River. Kuestrin lies directly east of today's German-Polish border
and is located about 75 km due east of Berlin.
In the time period you are searching Landsberg was German territory.
Would that make the Berlin Archives a place to start your search?
----- Original Message ----
From: Jerry Frank <FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca>
To: Jim Stange <jjstange at gmail.com>
Cc: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3:13:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Records for Landsberg Warthe
According to http://baza.archiwa.gov.pl/sezam/pradziad.php?l=en the Lutheran and Reformed records for Gorzów Wielkopolski stop at 1874 but civilian records continue on to 1944. They probably limited their search to that specific location. It is also possible, I suppose, that the entry did not make it into the civil registry.
You have already surmised correctly that they may have lived in a village within Landsberg Kreis rather than the actual town which will make your search difficult. Hopefully someone can help with an Ancestry lookup to find that village name.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Stange <jjstange at gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3:56 pm
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Records for Landsberg Warthe
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> 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
> Germanywritten 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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