[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Polish parishes and Polish place names

gpvjem gpvjem at sasktel.net
Sat Oct 10 07:52:15 PDT 2009

    The gazetteer will be a real blessing!!

John Marsch


  The issue of governing districts in Poland is very complicated due to 
  many changes over the past 200 years.  Even the LDS files their 
  microfilms by a district convention in place after WW II that has no 
  relevance to today nor to pre WW II boundaries.  You can imagine with a 
  database of over 450,000 names, that we get numerous variations on how 
  that information is reported to us.  One of our volunteers in Germany 
  recently completed a gazetteer of all known villages where Germans lived 
  in Russian Poland.  He standardized the system of location to the modern 
  boundaries along with other detailed info.  Data entered into our 
  databases will be based on that so that we have a standard format.  This 
  gazetteer, which also includes parish names, will be made available on 
  line later this year.

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