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Example of a Napoleonic Birth Record in Polish

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Information in a Napoleonic Birth Registration

This list explains the information in the “ideal” civil register. The place and date of registration of birth were given, including time of day. The father of the child presented himself (or the midwife if the child was illegitimate) to … Continue reading

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Keeping the Records in Polish

The civil registers that Napoleon instituted were kept in the Polish language. Fortunately, the format of these records was standardized so that with the help of a reading aid, these records could be translated according to this standard format.[i] Additionally, … Continue reading

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Insurrection and Independence

The Lithuanians and the Poles revolted twice, in 1831 and 1861, but both attempts failed. In 1840 the Lithuanian laws were replaced by Russian laws. Lithuania was renamed the “Territory of the Northwest.” 1 In 1864 the Lithuanian language and … Continue reading

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From Days Gone By Part 2

The information that follows is a continuation of the previous post. The pastors did not contribute anything to the German tradition and custom. Although they were German by birth, they were Polish by orientation because every citizen who believed in … Continue reading

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Conclusions

Final Conclusions By 1923 the Poles and the Jews were increasing to the degree that they comprised nine tenths of the Kingdom while the Germans and the Lithuanians were decreasing. In all the governments except the northern half of Suwalki … Continue reading

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Geography and History from a Russian-Polish Perspective

Geography The Government of Suwalki was a narrow rectangle, barely joined to the rest of the Kingdom of Poland. (See maps in previous blog posts.) Geographically, it appeared no more than an artificial appendage. 1 In reality the government and … Continue reading

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