Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

 

- - WELCOME - - 

          "POWITALNY"

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. 

       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
 
 

POLISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES INTERACTIVE MAP
WIKIPEDIA  – WARMIA-MAZURY
POLISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
 GENEALOGY & POLAND 
WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE CMENTAR (cemeteries)
MAZURIAN LAKES  - NORTH  EAST
GENFORUM POLAND
 GERMAN -PRUSSIAN LINKS
Search GOOGLE for WARMIA-MAZURY
POLISH LANGUAGE BASICS- English to Polish
Poland Online from University at Buffalo
Polish [Language] 101

East Prussia
West Prussia

 

Former province of Elblag
Former province of Olsztyn
Former province of Ostroleka
Former province of Suwalki

 

WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE (Poland) Counties & Municipalities  FLAGS  & HISTORY
 
Poland: Informative Web Sites

 

Research Your Name & Region

Place a Query or Seek Queries

see links below

 

WorldConnect
FamilySearch
Rootsweb Message Boards - Region
Genforum - Region
Rootsweb Message Boards - Surname
Genforum - Surnames

To visit a site click on the icon.


PolandGenWeb
EuroGenWeb
WorldGenWeb
USGenWeb
RootsWeb

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 - 2008


Click for Gdansk Airport, Poland Forecast


Mount Pinos Webspinners -- Thursday, 17-Jan-2008 20:12:56 MST