What is West Prussia called today?
After World War I West Prussia ceased to exist, and Poland reemerged as a nation, the first time since the 18th century. After World War II Prussia was dissolved by the Allied Control Council in 1947. Today all of what was West Prussia (14, 320 square miles), is in north central and northeast Poland.
Was West Prussia part of Germany?
From 1918, West Prussia was a province of the Free State of Prussia within Weimar Germany, already losing most of its territory to the Second Polish Republic.
What was the capital of West Prussia?
|Province of West Prussia Provinz Westpreußen|
|Capital||Marienwerder (1773–1793, 1806–1813) Danzig (1793–1806, 1813–1920)|
|• 1910||25,534 km2 (9,859 sq mi)|
How do you get Prussian ancestors?
How to Research Your Prussian Ancestors
- Step 1: Find a Prussian Town of Origin Using US Records. In many cases, the first reference to Prussian ancestry that you see will be from an American record. …
- Step 2: Map Your Ancestral Town. …
- Step 3: Find Prussian Genealogy Records. …
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