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Gdańsk Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy

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Go to the Wiki article Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy for information, instruction, and important internet links that apply to the 1967 voivodeship of Gdańsk. Small parts of western Warmian-Masurian voivodeship came from Gdańsk voivodeship. The following explanation explains the relationship between Gdańsk and Western Pomerania.

Pomeranian Voivodeship is a voivodeship , or province, in north-central Poland . It comprises the bridge of Pomerelia (the easternmost part of historical Pomerania ), as well as the east of the Vistula River . The western part of the province, around Słupsk, belongsed historically to Farther Pomerania, while Pomerelia and the eastern bank of the Vistula belongs to the historical region of Prussia. The voivodeship was established on January 1, 1999, out of the former voivodeships of Gdańsk, Elbląg and Słupsk. From 1945-1975, Gdańsk, Elbląg and Słupsk made up Gdańsk Voivodeship. From 1950-1975, Słupsk Voivodeship was part of Koszalin Voivodeship. Bydgoszcz Voivodeship 1946–1975 was a unit of administrative division and local government in Poland in the years 1946–1975. Bydgoszcz Voivodeship was Initially called the Pomeranian Voivodeship, and it was created from the southern part of the pre-war Pomeranian Voivodeship and existed from 1946–1975. Source: Pomeranian Voivodeship and Wikipedia, Koszalin_Voivodeship


Information icon.pngThis may seem chaotic, but the bottom line is that records of towns now in the Pomeranian Voivodeship may be listed in:

  • Pommern, Preussen, Germany
  • Westpreussen, Preussen, Germany
  • Gdańsk, Poland
  • Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Koszalin, Poland