JRI Poland #Poland Re: jri-pl digest: August 04, 1998 #poland


Dear Geoff:

Posen is the name of the city when it was Germany territory.
It's present, Polish, name is Poznan.

It is located approximately 52 degrees, 25 minutes North/
16 degrees, 53 minutes East.
It is located in the Grand Duchy of Posen.

It is a pretty big town; it even has its own web site:


You can see it on an internet map of the area >from the 1800's
(with the old, German, names) if you go to the web site of the
Federation of East European Family History Societies at:


then go to the MAP ROOM

and click on to the section called POSEN. (I'm not sure about this last
part--it might be POLAND, or GERMANY first, and then POSEN.)

There is a book that might be helpful to you: It is called "The Naturalized
Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835" by Edward David Luft.
This book lists a large number of Jews who were naturalized in that town
at that time. If your ancestors were there at this time, you MIGHT find their
names on this list.

You may be able to find a copy of this book at your local library. If they
have it, they may be able to obtain it for you through an inter-library loan

Good luck in your search.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California


<< Subject: Information
From: "Geoff Shrimski" <scuba@intercoast.com.au>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 07:54:55 +1000
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Could you please tell me where Posen is in Poland, if that is the =
correct spelling. My family apparently originated >from Posen and I can't =
find any information, or locate this place.

Many thanks !

Kind regards

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