Silesia Also: Schlesien, Slask, Slezsko, Silésie
Now in Poland (and Czech Republic); Austrian Silesia is largely in the Czech Republic (northern Moravia) today.
Summary Area located in E central Europe, including SW Poland & smaller sections of Czech Republic & eastern Germany; was inhabited by Vandal Silingars from 3rd cen. BC; Slavic immigrants arrived 6th cen. AD; subsequently ruled by various German & Polish powers. Austrian Silesia included the area Jägerndorf, Troppau (Opava), Hultschin and Teschen (Csesky-Tesin).
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CzechGenWeb or PolishGenWeb or see WorldGenWeb
GenConnect List GenConnect query facilities have been implemented for most countries (click on logo left for a list) and in many cases query boards are available for specific provinces. See the list of provinces for details.
Other resources
Map
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Click here to see map FEEFHS Map Room German Empire - East (1882) - Silesia, Prussia
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List of Provinces