Former Prussia - Modern Höfer Maps
Sample from the 1:200,000 scale series
These maps, published in Germany by Höfer Verlag, are highly recommended. Use them as a quick cross-reference in your research -- you don't have to check two different sources to see the old and new names. These maps can take the mystery out of the name changes of the 20th century. And, since they are modern, they can also be used when planning travel in those areas.
Genealogy Unlimited is the only official North American dealer of Höfer Verlag maps.
Customers in Europe should contact Höfer directly in order to save postage costs.
1:200,000 Scale Bilingual MapsThis series of modern 1:200,000 scale road maps is a great resource for finding villages in former German areas now in Poland, Russia or the Czech Republic. The maps show communities in two languages - German and Polish, Russian or Czech, depending on the area. The PL and RS maps are indexed, using the German names. They also include a small magnifier to help you find your community, no matter how small.
If you're not sure which one you need, just send us an e-mail providing the village name, state or county if known, and neighboring villages if possible. We will check the maps to confirm which one(s) you need. Click here to send an e-mail to us. C$17.95
Order by grid number: for example, PL007
These are the maps available so far:
PL001 - Westpommern / Western Pomerania
PL002 - Ostbrandenburg-Niederschlesien / East Brandenburg - Lower Silesia
PL003 - Hinterpommern / Trans Pomerania
PL004 - Südliches Pommern - Netzebruch / Southern Pomerania - Netze
PL005 - Südliches Posen - Wartheland
PL006 - Mittelschlesien / Middle Silesia
PL007 - Oberschlesien / Upper Silesia
PL010 - Südliches Ostpreußen / Southern East Prussia
PL011 - West-Ost-Preußen - West and East Prussia
PL012 - Lodz area - east Wartheland
RS001 - Nördliches Ostpreußen mit Memelland / Northern East Prussia with the Memel area
DE026 - Berlin-Stettin area
CS001 - Egerland-Nordböhmen / Eger and Northern Bohemia
CS002 - Nordbohmen - Ostböhmen / Northern Bohemia and Eastern Bohemia
CS003 - Ostböhmen-Nordmähren / Eastern Bohemia and Northern Moravia (not available)
CS004 - Südl. Egerland-Böhmerwald / Southern Eger and Bohmerwald
CS005 - Mittelbohmen -- Prag / Iglau / Znaim
1:1,000,000 Scale Map of PolandThis is a bilingual (German and Polish) map covering the entire country of Poland. It doesn't have the same detail found in the 1:200,000 series, but shows areas not yet included in the larger-scale series, and helps put the different regions into perspective. C$15.95
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