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The more information you can gather about the town where your ancestor lived, the better chance you have of finding it on a map.
For identifying and locating a town or village from the old Prussia that is currently part of Poland, the following website is very helpful. [http://www.kartenmeister.com/preview/databaseuwe.asp]. Featured on this website is an extensive database of 75391 locations. All locations are east of the Oder and Neisse rivers and are based on the borders of the eastern provinces in Spring 1918. Included in this database are the following provinces: Eastprussia, including Memel, Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia. When searching the database for a location name, the data returned will include the German and Polish names of the location as well as the longitude and latitude of the location.
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