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Version 10 as at 23 August 2008
Origin of the Bessarabian families: Church records in Poland

Content

Preface

It is a big problem to find the church records in Poland. In the majority of cases churches did not exist in the newly founded settlements. As a result the settlers are found in the church records of other villages than the ones they lived in. To help others in finding the right records I ask everybody who knows which villages are listed in which church records to contact me in order to prepare a list as complete as possible.

Below I list the different church records. The numbers are the numbers of the microfilms that are archived at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where they can also be borrowed. The most important villages I have listed on a separate page together with their longitude and latitude and with links to maps. Because sometimes the films are hard to read the list of included villages may not be complete.

Herkunft deutscher Siedler in Mittelpolen

Origin of German settlers in Central Poland

I group the church records according to the settlement areas as in Albert Breyer's essay "Deutsche Gaue in Mittelpolen" [6] [German districts in Central Poland].

These settlement areas are:

  1. Weichselniederung
  2. Dobriner Land
  3. Kujawische Seenplatte
  4. Warthebruch
  5. Lodzer Gebiet (area of Łódź)
  6. Kalischer Land
  7. Gostyniner Land
  8. Schwaben bei Warschau

Church records in the area of Łódź

Survey map

Łódźer Gebiet

Brzeziny

Brzeziny

(681136): *oo+ 1808-1810. (689692): *oo+ 1811-1814. (2063951): * 1800-1809, 1836-1843, 1826, + 1851-1861. (2063952): * 1790-1799, 1810-1811, 1826-1828, 1836-1839, 1845, 1846, 1853, 1868-1878, oo 1790-1836, + 1790-1799. (2063953): * 1811-1835, oo 1868-1881, + 1800-1808, 1835-1842. Contains: Adamów, Bedoń, Bronowice, Brzeziny, Długie, Erazmów, Gałkówek?, Grzmiąca, Kędziorki, Koluszki, Lipiny, Małczew, Mroga Dolna, Mroga Górna, Paprotnia, Polik, Przanówka, Przecław, Rozworzyn, Tadzin, Tworzyjanki, Witkowice, Żakowice, Zalesie (and Grömbach (= Łaznowska Wola) , notified by Allyn Brosz). Villages I couldn't find on the map (I am not sure about the spelling): Budy Mrockie, Hatwzewskie Hollendry, Lisowice, Malczewskie Hollendry, Mrodzka Kolonia, Mrodzkie Hollendry, Przanowice, Stawki, Strzemboszewice ( Strzemboszowice, Strzemboszewice), Wygoda, Zawady.

Gałków

Gałków

(2185499): * 1804-1852, oo 1804-1873, + 1804-1877. Contains: Będzelin, Gałków, Gałkówek Kolonia, Gruenberg (= Zielona Góra), Justynów, Wilhelmswalde (=Borowa).

Ilow

Ilow

(1196212): *oo+ 1806-1820. The lutheran church records of Ilow lists many villages also from the Łódź area because they were visited by the "Circuit-Riding". I have not listed all the villages because there are to many.

Kazimierz

Kazimierz

(2085351): *oo+ 1811-1840. Enthält: Babice, Budy Wolskie, Charbice Dolne, Charbice Małe, Huta Jagodnica, Kazimierz, Malanów, Madaje, Mirosławice, Niesięcin, Rąbień, Rszew, Rszewek, Szydłów, Srebrna, Wola Grzymkowa, Zabiczki, Zdziechów, Złotno.

Kurowice

Kurowice

(2159523): *oo+ 1809-1825. (2165889): * 1787-1808, * 1826-1838, * 1845-1859, *+oo 1808-1809. Contains: Koenigsbach (= Bukowiec), Brójce, Dalków, Karpin, Kotliny, Kraszew, Kurowice, Pałczew, Wardzyn, Wola Rakowa.

Łaznów

Łaznów

(2100636): * 1821, 1824, 1825, 1838. oo 1852. + 1811, 1858-1917. (808476): *oo+ 1808-1816, 1818-1824. Contains: Będków?, Będzelin, Chrusty, Groembach (= Łaznowska Wola), Łaznów, Popielawy, Prażki, Rokiciny, Wilhelmswalde (= Borowa).

Milieszki

(813338): * 1808-1821, oo 1812-1813, 1817-1824, +1808-1825. Contains: Antoniew, Bedoń, Henrikow, Janów, Jedrzejow, Justynów, Mileszki, Neu-Sulzfeld (= Nowosolna), Olechów, Sikawa, Stoki, Wiączyń, Wiskitno. [Notified by Michael Stockhausen].

Ozorków

Ozorków

(2202459): *+oo 1729-1822. Enthält: Borszyn, Bugaj, Cedrowice, Gębice, Krzeszew, Małachowice, Maszkowice, Ozorków, Parzyce, Słowik, Sokolniki, Strzeblew.

Pabianice

Pabianice

(2255710): * 1774-1797, 1814-1833 oo 1806-1847 + 1774-1827. Contains: Bychlew, Charzew, Chocianowice, Dobroń, Gadka, Łaskowice, Petrykozy, Pabianice (= Pabianitz), Pawlikowice, Pawlówek, Piątkowisko, Porszewice, Retkina, Róża, Ruda, Rydzyny, Rypułtowice, Widzew, Wola Zaradzyńska. Villages I couldn't find on the map (I am not sure about the spelling): Biesaga, Chachuła, Jachym, Jutrzkowice, Karnyszewice, Kocianowice, Laskowice, Owczarnia?, Potaznia, Szerzyczyn.

Piotrków Tribunalski

Piotrków Tribunalski

(492711): *+oo, confirmations 1799-1806 (Militärgemeinde Petrikau). In the church records of the "Militärgemeinde Petrikau" you will also find records from the area east Łódź and the area of Pabianice (Pabianitz), for example also from Effingshausen (= Starowa Góra), Grömbach (= Łaznowska Wola), Wilhelmswalde (= Borowa).

Rzgów

Rzgów

(2236237): * 1805-1834, oo 1808-1815, + 1808-1815. Contains: Cjojny, Effingshausen (= Starowa Góra), Gadka, Giemzów, Gospodarz, Grodzisko, Guzew, Huta Wiskicka, Kalino, Kalinko, Prawda, Rzgów, Wola Rakowa.

Zgierz

Zgierz

(2085351): * 1781-1800. (2085708): * 1741-1761, oo+ 1781-1815. Contains: Bruschitz (Brużyca Wielka, Kolonia Brużyca), Dabrówka, Jedlicze, Kały, Łagiewniki, Lućmierz, Modrzew, Piaskowice, Proboszczewice, Skotniki, Sokołow, Zegrzany, Zgierz, Zimna Woda.

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