German Colonisation in the Kingdom of Poland

This map from the Polish Encyclopaedia of 1923 shows Suwalki Province as the “artificial appendage” to the Kingdom of Poland. Although the colored shading (shown here in black and white) is not easily distinguishable, the heaviest shading shows the greatest decrease of the Protestant population very evident in the Suwalki Province. The italicized numbers show the percentage of Germans in 1910. Wylkowiszki,located on the upper left, reported 15.5% of its population as German.

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About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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