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  • Refugee from Rootsweb. Archived posts: Hessen ; Prussia-Roots ; German-Kingdoms ; Trier-Roots ; Bavaria ; Bundesland
  • This is a combined group from former Rootsweb lists: Hesse, German-Kingdoms, Bavaria (including the Pfalz), Trier-Roots, Bundesland and Prussia-Roots
  • Family History and Genealogy research, queries, help, in English.
  • Covers all areas of today's Germany as well as old Germany's provinces including Prussia (Preussen), former provinces of Posen (Poznan), Pomerania (Pommern), East Prussia (Ostpreussen), West Prussia (Westpreussen), Silesia (Schlesien), anywhere where there were German colonies. Wikipedia
  • Meyers Gazetteer (online search of localities)

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  • #Hessen The territory of Hesse was delineated only in 1945, as Greater Hesse, under American occupation. It corresponds only loosely to the medieval Landgraviate of Hesse. In the 19th century, prior to the unification of Germany, the territory of what is now Hesse comprised the territories of Grand Duchy of Hesse, the Duchy of Nassau, the free city of Frankfurt and the Electorate of Hesse (also known as Hesse-Cassel). 33 topics
  • #Bavaria Also known as Bayern and spelled often as Baiern in some of old American records 31 topics
  • #Pomerania German spelling - Pommern, now split in Germany and Poland 21 topics
  • #Hannover Province of Hannover, which is today's Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) 19 topics
  • #WestPrussia 18 topics
  • #Baden Duchy, never was part of Kingdom of Prussia, became a member of the German Empire (1870-1918). 13 topics
  • #Mecklenburg northeast part of Germany, just to west of today's Poland coast 12 topics
  • #Brandenburg Province of Kingdom of Prussia. 10 topics
  • #Posen 10 topics
  • #EastPrussia Also known as Ostpreussen, now part of Poland, Lithuania and Russia 10 topics

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