Might your family be descended from Prussian Mennonites?

pre-1890 Elbing Mennonite Church (recent photo)

pre-1890 Elbing Mennonite Church (recent photo)

 

Do you believe you might be descended of “Prussian” Mennonites?  Are you unsure?  Is it worth a look?

To get a good idea of who the Low German Mennonites were (and whether you might be descended of this group) please review the Family/ Surname list provided on MennoniteDNA. If you find one of your family names on that list then please “read on.”

For those who research family in West & East Prussia (today the area is in Northeastern Poland) an important, but ‘not very well known’, set of genealogical source documents should be included in your search – West & East Prussian Mennonite church record books .  I have placed copies of many texts from my primary (family) research areas (near the former Zeyer, Westpreussen, today Kępki, Polska) on ManyRoads; additional Mennonite records from Montbeliard (Alsace, France) & Switzerland are available in the ManyRoads libraries, as well. See:

In addition to the above ManyRoads provided Mennonite research texts, there are a wealth of additional West/ East Prussian Mennonite research resources on the Internet including:

1890- 1945 Elbing Mennonite Church (recent photo)

1890- 1945 Elbing Mennonite Church (recent photo)

Other Mennonite research websites of interest include:

Should know of additional Mennonite resources you believe might benefit our readers, please contact ManyRoads directly.