[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Locations in PLOCK - Naming Hierarchy Conventions in the 19th & 20th Century

Peter chamdo4ever at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 11:45:45 PST 2015

Hi All,

For far too long, I've been casual about how I name the places where
my ancestors were born and died in my database. For example, if
someone was born in Nowe Broyszewo, I would enter it simply as "Nowe
Boryszewo, Plock" and left it at that.

This must change -- in part because the excellent software I use has
gained the ability to have one place accurately reflecting different
names based on a certain date range.

But I'm not looking to plug my software at this time. I'd like to know
the proper naming hierarchy for places in Plock during specific time
periods in the 19th and first half of the 20th century.

For example, we all know that Plock and Poland at one time were under
control of the Russian Empire -- no question there. Please forgive my
naive ignorance, but was Poland ever really PART of the Russian
Empire? Legally? Or at least, legally enough to enter a birth location
in my database from 1866 as:

Nowe Boryszewo > Plock > Masowein > Poland > Russian Empire ?

Or, legally would it just be Poland?

And if Poland was legally part of the Russian Empire, what years did
that start and end?

I'm very eager for my database to accurately reflect the locations I
have in their full hierarchy based on specific dates. In part because
my software allows for that, but more importantly because I just think
it's important to be accurate.

If someone could please help shed light on my ignorance of exactly
when and if Poland was truly part of Russia, I'd greatly appreciate

Many thanks,

Peter Schmidt

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