JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Originally Poland - then Germany #general

Roger Lustig <julierog@...>

Technically, there weren't any regions that were Poland in 1871-81,
period. The "Kingdom of Poland" was part of the Russian Empire. There
was no country called Poland between 1795 and 1919.

As far as I know, there were no territorial exchanges between the two
empires during the period you mention. However, the Grand Duchy of
Posen, which was part of the German Empire, had many Polish-speaking

What leads you to the conclusion that your people lived in such a
place? Are you thinking of documents in different languages?

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia, etc. wrote:

Does anyone know how I can find a region which was Poland in
1871/1881 and then Germany in 1891?

My ASTRA/OSTRO/OSTRA/ESTREY/ESTRY family came >from there.

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