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Describing Place Names in the Kingdom of Poland 1816-1837

When genealogists enter the names of the locations where events in their ancestors’ lives occurred, they are faced with the dilemma of how to enter place names so as to unambiguously identify the locations in both space and time. On … Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Kingdom of Poland 1815-1816

On 09 June 1815, the Kingdom of Poland was established by the Congress of Vienna from the lands formerly known as the Duchy of Warsaw. Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Duchy of Warsaw 1807-1815

The Duchy of Warsaw was split into several different types of administrative divisions including departments (singular departament, plural departamenty) which were subdivided into powiats (districts) (singular powiat, plural powiaty) which, in turn, were subdivided into gminas (townships) (singular gmina, plural gminy). Continue reading

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Describing Place Names in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569-1795

When genealogists enter the names of the locations where events in their ancestors’ lives occurred, they are faced with the dilemma of how to enter place names so as to unambiguously identify the locations in both space and time. Continue reading

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