Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives eBook explores online records for German-speaking ancestors from Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, and West Prussia. Prussia no longer existed after 1948, when it was partitioned into parts of Poland, Germany, and Russia.
So searching first in U.S. genealogy sites such as Ancestry and FamilySearch often yield primary sources with fewer language barriers. When you find Prussian collections of records at major U.S. genealogy sites, bookmark those collections. Be aware that one site may catalog a set of records as belonging to Poland, while another site may catalog Prussian records as belonging to Germany.
We’ll discover records in:
- Archives in Poland
- Archives in Germany
- Additional Resources
With the links in this Sassy Jane eBook, you’ll be able to find and read records like this Prussian birth and baptism.
Search Strategies for Prussian Records
Rather than surname searches, a more successful approach is searching first for Prussian records. We’ll explore the following genealogy sites and archives in this eBook, including links to collections and search strategies.
Discover direct links and specific search strategies for US, Polish, and German online archives containing records of your Prussian ancestors in this Sassy Jane Genealogy eBook. Then assemble a Prussian research toolkit to help you translate records, pronounce Prussian place names, and add accent marks and other helpers to find your Prussian ancestors once and for all.
Inside This Sassy Jane eBook
There are three chapters in this Sassy Jane eBook:
Locating Your Prussian Ancestors
Six Prussian Provinces
Prussian Geographical and Governmental Hierarchy
Overview of Prussian History
Two Essential Prussian Place Name Research Resources
Finding Prussian Ancestors in Online Archives
Finding Prussian Records and Resources Online
FamilySearch Prussian Collections
Ancestry Prussian Collections
Archives in Poland
Archives in Germany
Prussian Research Toolkit
Old German Handwriting
German and Polish Pronunciation
Diacriticals (Accent Marks)