German SIG #Germany SITE CITE- German geography website #germany
Marion Weber <weber_genealogy@...>
"Ofer Kahane" asked about a Jewish community in Popelken
please look here: http://gov.genealogy.net/search/index
It is a very useful webpage, with an English version, too!
The so called Genealogische Ortsverzeichnis GOV is a database
of the German Verein fuer Computergenealogie (society for computer
++ The precise identification of places is essential in genealogy.
Unfortunately, too few researchers care in identifying places.
The project "GOV" was initiated to help historians and genealogists
with the management of place references and to provide high quality
data for anyone.
Over time GOV will evolve into a valuable resource for genealogists,
historians and sociologists that allows unified access to a variety
of location-based data, and in particular to the facts that are relevant
to the work of genealogists:
Geographical location of the place (coordinates or a position on a map)
Several properties of a place (postal code, town-code, etc.)
Foreign or former names
Past affiliation (administrative, law, church, etc.)
GOV contains churches, church districts, places, districts, regions,
etc.. Internally, an entry is commonly referred to as "GOV object".
Extent In GOV approximately one million entries can be found
(as of November 2014).++
There are ten entries for Popelken.
Regards, Marion Weber, Stuttgart firstname.lastname@example.org