Koszalin Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy
Go to the Wiki article Western Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland Genealogy for information, instruction, and important internet links that apply to the 1967 voivodeship of Koszalin. The following explanation explains the relationship between Koszalin and Western Pomerania.
Western Pomeranian Voivodeship is a voivodeship (province) in northwestern Poland. It was established on January 1, 1999, out of the former Szczecin and Koszalin Voivodeships and parts of other neighboring voivodeships. Szczecin Voivodeship was an administrative unit of Poland in 1945-1950, created after World War II from the Prussian-German province of Pomerania , which were granted to Poland. In 1950, it was divided into the Szczecin Voivodeship and Koszalin Voivodeship. Prior to World War II, it was part of Pomerania, Prussia (Preussen), Germany.
Source: Wikipedia, Szczecin Voivodeship and Wikipedia, Western Pomeranian Voivodeship
Because of this history of changing nationality, records for Western Pomerania voivodeship are found in the FamilySearch system under "Pommern (Pomerania), Prussia (Ostpreussen), Germany", "Szczecin, Poland," and "Koszalin, Poland."
- Use the gazetteer, Kartenmeister - German/Polish Place Name Conversion to find the name of your town in both languages.
- See also, Pomerania (Pommern), German Empire Genealogy