A genealogy e-mail list is group of people who are researching the same area. The expertise is quite impressive and the beginner and intermediate can frequently find knowledgeable help and answers to their posted questions.
KREIS-NEIDENBURG A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical, historical, or cultural interest in Kreis Neidenburg, a former German state of East Prussia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to
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A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Brandenburg, Hannover (or Hanover), Ostpreussen (East Prussia), Pommern (Pomerania), Posen, Provinz Sachsen (Province of Saxony - northern Saxony), Schleswig-Holstein, Schlesien (Silesia), Westpreussen (West Prussia), Lubeck, Hamburg, and Bremen. To subscribe send "subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org(Mail Mode)
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Devoted to the study of Konigsberg. This is a town located on the coast between Present day Germany and Lithuania. Now part of a Russian territory known as Kaliningrad. Once capitol of East Prussia.
OW-PREUSSEN-L. A mailing list for those interested in sharing and exchanging information on genealogy and history which has a connection to the former East and West Prussia. This is an English-German multi-lingual list. To subscribe send to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" in the subject line.
Websites for East Prussia
Hoefer Verlag (Publishing) makes a map with German and Polish town names, as well as current roads. Scale 1:200,000
These maps are useful for traveling into Poland and can tell you at a glance if your village still exists.
Archives and Records
Archives for East Prussia exist at Berlin, Regensburg, and Lübeck. For addresses see:
East Prussian Group
The Association of expellees from East Prussia
The GGS collection of Germanic Genealogy Books at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN has 22 books specifically on East Prussia genealogy, of those 22 books 15 are in German. They include books by Ed Brandt who has written an authoritative and extensive book on East and West Prussia.
Rautenberg has a spectacular book of 1440 old photos of East Prussia. The title is: Ostpreussen in 1440 Bildern.
This book is available on the internet.