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Map of the East Prussian Village of Piasutten (Piasutno)

Of the two places called Piasutno in the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavonic Countries), the first is located in the what the Słownik Geograficzny calls the Szczytno Powiat. The village of Piasutno (Piasutten in German) is not named on a map of East Prussia from 1882, but it is located about halfway between Schon Damerau and Gr. Puppen. Today, Schon Damerau is called Trelkowo and Gr. Puppen is called Spychowo. The Słownik Geograficzny entry for Piasutno was translated in a previous post. Continue reading

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Military Map of the Region of Dubiecko and Nienadowa, Galicia – 1894

While at my local Family History Center this past week, I discovered that the center has maps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. I found the map for the Dubiecko-Nienadowa region where my paternal ancestors lived. Continue reading

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The Polish Village of Dylągowa

The Polish village of Dylągowa is the location of the parish in which my paternal grandmother was probably baptized and in which my paternal grandparents were probably married. It lies close to the village of Nienadowa where my paternal grandfather lived. Continue reading

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Google Alerts and GeoNames

This link brought me to GeoNames.org. Continue reading

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Map My DNA

Inspired by John D. Reid of Anglo-Celtic Connections (as mentioned by Blaine Bettinger of the Genetic Genealogist), I’ve used Google Maps to plot the earliest known locations of the contributors to my DNA. Continue reading

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Map of the Village of Nastasiv (Nastasów), Ukraine

The Military Maps of the Austrian Empire provide a great complement to the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich (The Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavonic Countries) because the maps and the gazetteer were prepared in the same time period. Continue reading

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Using Maps and Gazetteers to Find the Parish for Szulmierz

When Eric first contacted me for help on how to find the records for his Polish ancestors, I showed the Słownik Geograficzny entry for the village of Szulmierz, the village in which his great grandfather was born. The Słownik Geograficzny entry … Continue reading

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The Map of the Polish Village of Pyrzowice

Historical maps of Poland are easier and easier to come by on the web. Euratlas.com provides a series of maps of Europe through the past 2000 years, allowing the viewer to see how the map of Europe changed with time. While these … Continue reading

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The Ancestral Village of Tomasz Niedziałkowski

Back in December I wrote about the marriage of my fourth great-grandparents, Tomasz Niedziałkowski and Cecylia Chotkowska in Krasne, Poland. The marriage record stated the name of the village and parish where Tomasz lived before his marriage, but at the … Continue reading

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The Final Day of the PGSA Conference

I woke this morning to rainy skies in the Chicago area.  The weather made me a little worried about my drive back to Midway Airport, especially since the trip from Midway to Schaumburg on Friday took much longer than I expected.  … Continue reading

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