West Prussia Place Name Indexes: Identifying Place Names Using Alphabetical & Reverse Alphabetical Indexes


Indexing over 5,100 West Prussia place names

A West Prussia reverse alphabetical index is key to doing research in the parish registers of the German state. The Reverse Alphabetical Index allows the researcher to determine the name of a town when the first part of the name (whether one or more letters) is missing. This is a common problem caused by torn or moldy pages, ink-blots, tight bindings, poor microfilm quality, etc. By using this index, the researcher can also determine the official spelling for towns when variant spellings occur in old records. The book includes a regular alphabetical index of all the towns in the province as well as regular and reverse alphabetical listings of over 5,100 names of German kingdoms, duchies, principalities, counties, rivers, mountain ranges, and other geopolitical and topographical entities.

Roger P. Minert

(2005), 2015, paper, 98 pp.

ISBN: 9781628590487