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From: Richard Swank <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Place in Germany
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:42:11 -0800
My wife got me a book (Atlas of World History, from the Ancient
World to the Present), at Barnes and Noble. The book was about $20.00
and has the history on the world. This should answer your question, and
more. I was trying to answer your question, but just looking fast
through the book, I could not find the date. Will keep looking, as I
too am researching family in Germany.
Richard Swank in So. California
On 1/14/2010 8:05 AM, Marge wrote:
> I think the geography part is confusing. The way I understand it, Prussia
> was a loosely knit bunch of countries, ruled by a king and at one time quite
> large. stretched far into Poland. I read they acquired land by marrying
> into the kingdoms and also war. Germany didn't become a country until after
> the turn of the 18th century. Does anyone know the date? And the date that
> Prussia started? And even now, they are divided by names like Hesse, ect,
> which is sort of like our states or provinces and then farther divided
> called a Kreis,or district, and then again into a town or hamlet. We can
> all use history lessons when looking for our ancesters. I love this list.
> From: "juliasgenes"<>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Place in Germany
>> Hi, Lorri ~
>> Check JewishGen Communities Database at
>> http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp (you may have heard of it
>> as "ShetelSeeker", the prior name that means the equivalent of "hometown".
>> A Bergfeld search comes out as today's Barchfeld, Hessen-Nassau, Preußen.
>> Since I know nothing about German geography (Prussia was near Germany,
>> wasn't it? .^_^.), I'll leave you to follow the links from the search. And
>> to any comments other Listees care to make. In addition to this list's
>> webpage& forum, there's a Rootsweb list called Prussia-Roots that's very
>> helpful with these kinds of questions, though I haven't been there in at
>> least 1+ years.
>> Good luck, Julia
>> --- On Wed, 1/13/10, Lorri<> wrote:
>> ...the place he lived was BERGFELD would anyone have any Idea where this
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