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Old Maps of Poland and Germany

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We have scanned a few of the maps in our rather large collection of maps of present day Poland, which might be of use to those researching family history. These maps focus on the areas in which we normally carry out research into genealogy. Our particular interest is in the western part of present-day Poland - Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie, Dolnoslaskie and Zachodniopomorskie. These areas were in the main, formerly part of Germany, and were historically known as Brandenburg, Neumark, Pomerania, Posen / Greater Poland,  Silesia, and West Prussia. Major cities include Posen (Poznan), Stettin (Szczecin), Breslaw (Wroclaw), Grunberg (Zielona Gora), Schneidemuhl (Pila), and Landsberg (Gorzow). These maps are completely free, but because the file size is very large they may take some time to download! You can also have more detailed, difficult to find old maps of Poland on CD mailed to your home or office.

Historical Polish Prussia (the area of present day Poland, we have most knowledge of)

Brandenburg 1812     Brandenburg 1882       Brandenburg 1910        Brandenburg 1911

Pommern 1812        North Pommern 1812      Pomerania 1882

Austro-Hungarian Military Maps of Pomerania and Brandenburg from 1906

Stettin ... including Konigsberg, Kustrin, Neumark, Schonfliess, and German areas west of the river Oder.

Landsberg ... including Arnswalde, Berlinchen, Freienwalde, Massow, Schwerin, Stargard, Vietz, Woldenberg

Schneidemuhl ... including Birnbaum, Jastrow, Obornik, Pinne, Samter, Schloppe, Schonlanke, Zippnow

Posen Province 1882 (north west)        Posen Province 1910       Posen 1911

Posen Language Map (showing percentage of Polish speakers in the Poznan Province in 1910)

Silesia 1910

Germany 1933 - Northern Section (Berlin - Stettin)  Southern Section (Frankfurt Oder - Breslau)

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More Books about Germany and Poland (great for historians or genealogists!)

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