Now What?: Prussian Places
7/20/2010
Help finding towns in Prussia.

Q. My husband's ancestors are from "old Prussia." With all the wars and resulting changes in place names, how can I find a map that shows the locations of their towns?

A. Before German unification in 1871, the Kingdom of Prussia was the most powerful of the many independent German states. Old Prussia refers to former Prussian provinces that are now mostly in non-German countries.