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WARMIA - MAZURY PROVINCE

(WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE)

Via The WorldGenWeb

NEW FLAG APPROVED IN AUGUST 2002
 

 

POLAND DIVIDED INTO 16 NEW PROVINCES 

       Poland (1947 - 1998) was administered locally through a system of 49 provinces; each province is named after the town from which it is administered. Provinces are divided into towns and communes and are administered by local governors and provincial assemblies. Members of the provincial assemblies are chosen by elected councils representing the towns and communes. 


          On July 27, 1998, the president of Poland A. Kwasniewski signed into law a bill dividing Poland into 16 new provinces, instead 49 provinces. Portions of Elblag, Olsztyn, Suwalki and Ostroleka are incorportated into the new province of Warmia-Mazury. The capital of this new province is the city of Olsztyn. 

         The family historian is going to have learn the history of Poland, East and West Prussia and Russia if they hope to locate the community in which their family lived. This web site will endeavor to make your research easier and more productive. The records of these countries were kept in several different languages, don't be discouraged, help is available. You are fortunate to be doing your research when so many tools are available to aid in your quest. 

Polish-Jewish Genealogy — Questions and Answers Parts I & II
What is the history of the gubernias of Poland?
This information is provided by the JewishGen, but it contains valuable history of Poland for all researchers.

 

       The Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodship is the fourth largest region of Poland, the territory of which is 24 thousand square kilometres. 
       Administratively, it is divided into 116 communes and 19 poviats.
      The city of Olsztyn (over 170 thousand inhabitants) is the capital of the region.
Elblag (130 thousand) and Elk (60 thousand) are also the cities that list among the region’s largest ones. 
      Altogether, the Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodship is inhabited by more than 1.4 million people. Its density of population is the lowest in Poland - 59 people per square kilometre. However, the region is inhabited by many national minorities: Ukrainian (80 000 people), German (20 000 people), Romani, Belarusian and others. 

 

 

Map of the powiaty (counties) of Warmian-Masurian voivodeship (województwo warmi?sko-mazurskie) 
in Poland. Created by ~~~~ for public domain use.

 

 

NEW PROVINCES OF POLAND - January 1, 1999
A MAP OF POLAND
MAP OF WARMIAN-MAZURY
RAVENSTEIN MAP OF PRUSSIA
Map Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny 1919 - 1939
 
 

 

Polish National Archives 
WIKIPEDIA  – Warmia-Mazury
Polish Genealogical Society of American
 Genealogy Links - Poland
Warminsko-Mazurskie Cmentar (cemeteries)
Masuria & the Suwaki Region
Genforum Poland
 
Search GOOGLE for Warmia-Mazury
English-Polish Dictionary
Poland Online from University at Buffalo
Polish [Language] 101
Prussia Online Genealogy / Genealogie
Mazurian Lakes - North East 
 
Geographic Dictionary of the Former Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Lands
Language Translator
Warmia and Masuria Travel - History


 

East Prussia
West Prussia
East Prussia / Ostpreussen
West Prussia / Westpreussen  GGS

East and West Prussia Gazetteer

A Brief History of Prussia

 

 

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950
Polish-Jewish Genealogy — Questions and Answers
Poland / Polska » Birth, Marriage, Death links
Polish LDS Film List 


Old German handwritten scripts
Germans Expelled from Poland after the Second World War

German & Polish Expulsions & Flight in the 1940s

Institute for Research of Expelled Germans


FamilySearch Wiki - Poland Facebook - Poland Genealogical Research
FamilySearch Wiki - Prussian Poland Facebook - Germany/Prussia Genealogy Research
About Poland Gazetteers About Poland Church Records


Google Books - Prussia
Poland Genealogy Resources  FEEFHS 
German Naming Customs




 
 

Historical Flags of Poland with History
The Evolution of the Polish Coat-of-Arms
 
Poland: Informative Web Sites

 

 

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Your host Laura Lee Scott


  The only assistance I can personally give you is to maintain this website
and provide you with links that will be helpful to you.
My ancestors came from West Prussia to the United States in 1891
and I, too, am learning to do research in Europe.
Any assistance you can give to this site will be greatly appreciated
This page copyrighted by Laura Lee Scott 1998 - 2013

Updated January 12, 2014