Bydgoszcz Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy
Go to the Wiki article Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy for information, instruction, and important internet links that apply to the 1967 voivodeship of Bydgoszcz. The following explanation explains the relationship between Bydgoszcz and Kuyavian-Pomerania.
Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship is one of the 16 voivodeships (provinces) into which Poland is now divided. It is situated in mid-northern Poland. Its two chief cities, serving as the province's joint capitals, are Bydgoszcz and Toruń. It consisted of territory from the former Bydgoszcz, Toruń and Włocławek Voivodeships. Of the two principal cities of today's Kuyavian-Pomeranian voivodeship, one (Bydgoszcz) was historically located in Kuyavia, whilst the other (Toruń) was an important town of Royal Prussia. Royal Prissia's territory largely made up the Province of West Prussia created in 1773. In 1815, Kuyavia was divided between the Kingdom of Poland and the Kingdom of Prussia. Inowrocław (Hohensalza) County was incorporated into the Prussian Grand Duchy of Posen. That division outlasted the 1871 unification of Germany until the end of World War I. Source: Wikipedia, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
- Prior to 1918, this was part of Prussia, so follow instructions for Prussian Poland throughout the Poland Wiki.
Because of this history of changing nationality, a few records for Kuyavian-Pomerania would be catalogued in the FamilySearch system under Posen, Germany , West Prussia, Germany, and Bydgoszcz, Poland. Use the gazetteer, Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion to find the name of your town in both languages.