[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Polish parishes and Polish place names
gary at warnerengineering.com
Sat Oct 10 21:25:12 PDT 2009
Just remember that when you see the gazetteer, all locations in Poland
will not be listed. It will, in fact, be a listing of places where we
know Germans were living, and it will be added to for a very long time
as we find new locations where Germans lived in Poland.
Remember also that just like there are many people with the same given
name, there are also many villages in Poland with the same name. What
makes them distinctive is what powiat (county) they are located in.
Greg Mason wrote:
> Amen!! I look forward to seeing the gazetteer and to converting my
> records to its format. Not to further complicate this wonderful
> thread, but some years ago I decided to enter our relatives' life
> events using the political and ecclesiastical boundaries that existed
> at the time and the location of the event. This solution has many of
> the pitfalls already discussed in this thread, but it also does add
> the clarity one needs when questioning why Onkel Jacob was a Russian
> soldier, etc.
> Greg Mason
> On Oct 10, 2009, at 10:52 AM, gpvjem wrote:
>> 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
>> that information is reported to us. One of our volunteers in Germany
>> recently completed a gazetteer of all known villages where Germans
>> in Russian Poland. He standardized the system of location to the
>> boundaries along with other detailed info. Data entered into our
>> databases will be based on that so that we have a standard format.
>> gazetteer, which also includes parish names, will be made available
>> line later this year.
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