As I have written previously, it is so helpful to have found another family history researcher with whom to work. I refer to my “young German cousin” in Belgium. In May 2016 he asked the following question:
Have you ever heard of these sources? My answer was yes and no.
“Emigration from East Prussia into today’s Northern Poland around 1800” from a magazine “Deutsche Monatshefte in Polen” from the late 1930s.
Pokrandt, A.: Auswanderung aus Ostpreußen nach dem heutigen Nordpolen um 1800. In: Dt. Mon.-Hh. in Polen, Jg. 4, S. 163–174.
The title sounded familiar to me and in checking I found that there were several articles with similar titles which I had copied from Altpreussische Geschlechterkunde but not this specific title. So the answer was no.
Previous blogs have discussed Altpreussische Geschlechterkunde.
https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/german-language-genealogical-periodicals-altpreussische-geschlechterkunde/ and https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/altpreussische-geschlechterkund-in-salt-lake-city/.
My “young German researcher” continued: I found two other things.
(1) One was an online forum about genealogy of Germans in Central Poland, but the definition of “central” was kind of unlimited.
“Even parts of modern Lithuania belonged to the Kingdom of Poland. Almost all Lithuania Germans came from East Prussia across the border to Poland, the first already at the end of the 18th century, but undocumented.”
Note: this may be a reference to http://www.upstreamvistula.org/ which another researcher and early follower of this blog, had just informed me about with a reference to the Breyer Map http://upstreamvistula.org/History/Breyer_Map.htm. Thank you, A.S!
And there was even more:
(2) But for emigrants after 1815 these directories are helpful:
– Friedrich Wilhelm Mallnow: emigrants from Prussia to Russia [means in the part of Poland, which is part of Lithuania today] 1833-1876 according to the District Government files of Gumbinnen, in: German Post from the East, Vol 12 (1940), books 11 and 12.
One of the first articles I had copied was an article with a similar name but from a different author although Mallnow was cited in the references.
(1) His last entry “for emigrants after 1815 these directories are helpful” was
– Emigrants index from Stallupönen to Poland [now Lithuania] 1816-1877, Mormon Film Nr. 1539248.
He would check out the German sources and I would check out the microfilm.
An investigation of the catalogue https://familysearch.org/catalog/search resulted in my ordering three films.
The catalogue description is not repeated here but is very helpful for the researcher. Although Kreis Stalluponen Is not mentioned in the FHL title or description, many entries indicated the people leaving were from that kreis. (In 1938 Kreis Stallupönen was renamed Kreis Ebenrode. Both names are typed on these records.)
This title also reminded me of an article from Altpreussische Geschlechterkunde I had copied earlier:
APG New Series, Volume 30 2000: Hungerecker: Auswanderer aus Ostpreußen nach Rußland in den Jahren 1833-1876. Translated as Hungerecker: Emigrants from East Prussia to Russia in the years 1833-1876. Further research will reveal the similarity of these two sources.
The next post will show the results of these three microfilms.