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Q: Sources for genealogical research ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Sources for genealogical research
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: austin15-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Jun 2003 12:36 PDT
Expires: 19 Jul 2003 12:36 PDT
Question ID: 219330
Please provide sources/associations able to supply info for my
genealogical research relating to persons in the former East Prussia (
Ostpreussen ), Germany, till 1945.The southern part of this former
German province is now part of Poland and the northern region is a
part of Russia ( a Russian exclave bordering the Baltic Sea).Thank
Subject: Re: Sources for genealogical research
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 02 Jul 2003 08:22 PDT
Dear Mr. Behrens, 

As someone whose family also descents from the former German
territories (in my case Schlesien, Silesia), I answer your question
with lots of interest.

There are many sites and bodies that could provide you with assistance
in your research. The most comprehensive source was already mentioned
by the commentator fp-ga

Tips and Online Resources
East Prussian Genealogy - <tips see at>.

East Prussian Links -

Genealogy and Poland - A Guide -

Ost Preußen / Preussen (East Prussia) Research List - - a combination
between forums and resource list.

Roots Web -

Genealogical Guide to East and West Prussia -


Prussian Genealogy Links -

Cousin Connect - 

Ost Preußen / Preussen (East Prussia) Research List - - a combination
between forums and resource list.

soc.genealogy.german -

soc.genealogy.surnames.german -

And if you happen to be Jewish (many Jews come from this region) :
soc.genealogy.jewish  -

East Prussian Family Sites
Matthia - 

Noreikat - 

Maps of East Prussia

General Societies
East European Genealogical Society Inc. - - membership is required.

The Society of German Geneology in Eastern Europe -

Behrens Geneology
Ancestry Boards -

Cousin Connect - 

Behrens Surname Resources -

I hope that answered your question. Feel free to contact me if you
need any clarification on this answer. I'd be pleased to clarify my
answer before you rate it.
Subject: Re: Sources for genealogical research
From: fp-ga on 21 Jun 2003 00:55 PDT
How about this site?
Subject: Re: Sources for genealogical research
From: echolalia-ga on 24 Jun 2003 23:33 PDT
I found this. I submitted a search for East Prussia on the
geneacological site I found. Hope it's some use;

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