14 Sep The Deutsch Krone Project
The Deutsch Krone Project
Deutsch Krone is very difficult for family history research as many of the records were destroyed during the Second World War (WWII). In addition, the German families (some of whom had been in the area for over 600 years) were expelled after 1945 and the area was re-populated by Pole’s, generally from the south, and those now living there know little of the area’s history before the war. This is also compounded by the destruction of many Protestant cemetaries around the same time and the taking over of churches, originally Lutheran, and making them Catholic.
This project attempts to reconstruct the families living there (and their descendants) through other means including: surviving documents, family oral history, inferred history from birth/death/marriage records of other places nearby and afar, photos, land ownership records, tax records, etc.
This is the general area we are searching for information and/or records from (+35km’s from the borders): Deutsch Krone Region
If you have information (in particular, record sets) that may be useful to this project (or wish to get involved) please contact us: [email protected]