Were your ancestors German in one set of records and Prussian in another? Prussian research, especially locations, can be complicated by shifting borders, languages, and religions. Discover leading and lesser-known online resources to decipher geographic locations of German-speaking ancestors from Prussia (Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, West Prussia). This presentation has three sections: 1. Prussian? German? Or Both? 2. Helpful Tools for Prussian Research 3. Essential Online Geographic Resources for Prussia.
After a long professional career in academic archives and libraries, Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, is now a genealogy educator, researcher, and writer. She specializes in US and European research, and provides expert guidance on organizing research and family papers. Nancy's first professional job was as Head Librarian for Genealogy and Local History at the public library in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she also co-founded the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society in 1980. Her website, www.sassyjanegenealogy.com, offers a blog, e-books, and a free monthly newsletter.