Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Monday, October 9, 2000

Searching the web for Pyritz, I found a picture of a tower in the town. Genealogy Unlimited has 1:25,000 maps of that area available, and the map grid to pick out the appropriate map shows that grid area 53 contains Pyritz. Interestingly, right next to Pyritz, number 2855 on the area 53 map, is Prillwitz, number 2856 on the same map. The Federation of East European Family History Societies has a nice map from 1882 showing Pomerania, the area of Prussia that Pyritz was located in. And this map from Expedia gives a pretty good idea of how close to the current day German border the now-Polish town of Pyrzyce is.

Posted at 12:17:13 AM