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Meyers[edit | edit source]

  • Uetrecht, E., Meyers Orts und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyer’s gazetteer and directory of the German Empire). Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1912–. (FHL book 943.E5mo; film 496640–41; fiche 6000001– 29.) This gazetteer lists places alphabetically, gives their former German province, and states whether a place has its own parish or synagogue. It also indicates the location of the vital records office. [Online here.]

Prussia, Municipality Gazetteer, 1905[edit | edit source]

  • Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen; (Prussia, Municipality Gazetteer, 1905). 13 vols. Berlin: Verlag des Königlichen Statistischen Landesamts, 1907–09. (FHL book 943.E5kp; film 1186701, 0806633–35.) Volumes for each Prussian province are arranged by district with an index at the end. The gazetteer is in German Gothic print. Information is given in columns and includes population figures as well as civil and ecclesiastical jurisdictions.
    • Former Prussian Provinces or parts of provinces that are now in Poland include Schlesien, Brandenburg, Ost and Westpreussen, Pommern and Posen. The volume numbers for these areas are as follows:
      • Schlesien v. 6 film ;806,635 item 3
      • Ostpreussen v. 1 Film 1,186701 item 3
      • Westpreussen v .2 film 1186701 item 4
      • Pommern v. 4 Film 806,634 item 4
      • Posen v. 5 Film 806,635 item 3
      • Brandenburg v.3 Film 806,635 item 1

The Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen is now also available online at click here.]. Here is a diagram showing the column headings in German and their English translations:

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To locate Lutheran and Catholic parishes as well as civil registration offices in Brandenburg, please use the Gemeindelexikon Brandenburg. FHL call number 943 E5kp or FHL film number 806634 Item 5.
Here is a diagram showing the column headings in German and their English translations: Gaz Headings2.jpg Gaz headings.jpgy Brandenburg Place Name Indexes