For over 150 years, Milwaukee has been home to a large community of people of Polish descent. The Milwaukee Polonia Project hopes to show the interweaving, intertwining family trees that resulted in this community. It is hoped that, eventually, all the families can be connected to one another. The Milwaukee Polonia Project is also a means to explore our common history and celebrate our shared heritage.

THE ACTUAL DATABASE OF THE TREE IS NOW LOCATED AT THE MILWAUKEE POLONIA PROJECT TREE at Tribal Pages. (We still have much work to do, so don't assume that families are shown completely.) YOU DO NOT NEED A PASSWORD TO ACCESS INFORMATION ON DECEASED INDIVIDUALS.

Points of Origin

Points of Origin for Milwaukee Polonia (Under Construction)

How to Use this Map: Zoom in or out using the "+" or "-" icons. (You can also enlarge to full screen.) Scroll over the dots to show some of the information about that locality, including the database from which at least some of the data comes.  The three designated databases are the Poznan Project, PTG, and the BaSIA Project.  Click on a locality to show all the information recorded for it, including the family names in the Milwaukee Polonia Project which have events associated with that locality.  Toggle the bottom layer off to remove the heat map. (You may have to refresh your page, or zoom out or in, to get it back.) Toggle the middle layer off to show the jurisdiction of the localities in 1914. (Hovering over the localities in this layer will show different data.)  Searchable information about the shown localities can be found in the following index.

Index to Points of Origin
When complete, the following index will list all known point in Poland with events (birth, baptism, marriage, residence, or death) associated with families in Milwaukee Polonia. It will also list the names of the families with events at that locality.  When known, the geographic co-ordinates and alternate spellings of the locality will also be given.  Disclaimer:  many of the localities in the research are ambiguous.  We do our best to try to insure that we have designated the correct locality.  However, as with most genealogical research, you should always double-check the data and draw your own conclusions.  Names in the following list for which we have more than the usual amount of doubt as to our conclusions on the locality are marked with a "*".
In many cases, information on the alternate names of the localities comes from Kartenmeister.  If you're searching for a location that is not yet on our list, you might try there.  Also, these maps are extremely helpful:

Map of Russian - German - Austrian Polish Areas (1914) with Names in Polish
Eastern Germany 1914 (German Poland with names in German)
Poland Border Changes
Poland - The Partitions
Atlas of Poland on Wikimedia Commons
Historical Maps of Poland

Also, Polska 990 - 2010 is an interesting video showing the changing borders of Poland.
 
On some browsers, the following list is searchable using "CNTRL - F" (on PC's) and "COMMAND - F" (on Macs).

NOTE:  To help eliminate some of the ambiguity that occurs when multiple localities share the same name, some of the localities listed below are also shown with the administrative district or their county listed as well.

 
 
Bądkowo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Badkowo
Co-ordinates: 52.7167 N, 18.7667 E
Family Names: Dembinski, Felix

Barcin, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bartschin
Co-ordinates: 52.875 N, 17.9583̊ E
Family Names: Kasynski, Musial. Rosinski, Tylicki,

"Bausze", Poland (possibly Płowce)
Co-ordinates: Unknown
Family Names: Remba,

 
Białężyn, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bialenschin, Bialezyn
Co-Ordinates: 52.6333 N, 16.9833 E
Family Names: Duszynski, Kujawa

 
Białśliwie, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bialosliwie, Domäne Flottwell, Domane Flottwell
Co-Ordinates: 53.1 N, 17.1333 E
Family Names: Mulka,

 
Białystok, Podlaskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bialystok, Byelastok,
Co-Ordinates: 53.1333 N, 23.15 E
Family Names: Frackowiak

Bierzyn, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bierzon
Co-Ordinates: 52.438 N, 18.8575 E
Family Names: Dyksnski

Bługowo, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Blugowo, Seehof
Co-Ordinates: 53.2667 N, 17.1333 E
Family Names: Baranczyk, Baron, Biedrzycki, Boruta, Brzezinski, Bureta, Ciepluch, Cybulski, Czerwinski, Dziekan, Erdman, Grochowski, Hauranka, Hausz, Jagodzinski, Jach, Jankowski, Kolodziejczyk, Kowalski, Latus, Lewandowski, Maciejewski, Majer, Malinowski, Marlewski, Michalek, Michalski, Mir, Nowak, Paprocki, Piszczek, Plewa, Raszka, Rewolinski, Rybarczyk, Skowera, Smogula, Sromala, Stanczyk, Stanioch, Starczak, Suchy, Szopiczela, Szweda, Tatera, Tuchacz, Tutaj, Welniak, Wnuk, Ziarnek, Zielinski, Zwadziszek

Bnin, Kórnik, Wielkopolski, Poland
a.k.a. Seebrück, Seebruck
Co-Ordinates: 52.2333̊ N, 17.1̊ E
Family Names: Wozny,

Bobowo, Pomorskie, Poland
 
a.k.a. Bobau
Co-Ordinates: 53.8833 N, 18.5667 E
Family Names: Chojnacki, Domachowski

Bożepole Szlachieckie, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Boschpol, Boschpohl,
Co-Ordinates: 53.9784 N, 18.228 E
Family Names: Domachowski

Brodnica, Srem, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.15 N, 16.8833 E
Family Names: Chalupnik, Cukier, Karulewiczowa, Kaszewski, Kozlowski, Pieprzyk, Pilarek,

Brody, Nowy Tomśyl, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.4389 N, 16.2965 E
Family Names: Najdek, Przybyla

 
Bronisław, Mogilno, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bronislaw
Co-Ordinates: 52.6468 N, 18.1151 E
Family Names: Ruszkiewicz, Wierzbinski

Bronisław, Radziejów, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bronislaw
Co-Ordinates: 52.6891 N, 18.5264 E
Family Names: Bankoski, Dembowski, Glowacki, Jankowski, Jarlowski, Kazmierczak, Koltoniak, Kuzba, Maiczak, Marciniak, Nowaczyk, Patyk, Podorowski, Powicki, Raszk, Remba, Szeliga, Wisniewski, Wroclawiak, Zak

Brusy, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bruß, Bruss
Co-Ordinates: 53.8833 N, 17.7167 E
Family Names: Jazdzewski, Napientek, Spierewka, Spirewka, Tuszkiewicz

"Brzekowo", Poland (possibly Roszkowo)
Co-Ordinates: Unknown
Family Names: Janiszewski

Brzeziny, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Brzesini, Brzesziny, Brzezeno, Teufelsbruch,
Co-Ordinates: 54.37 N, 18.22 E
Family Names: Hirsch

Brzyskorzystew, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Birkenfelde, Bryskoristew, Brzyskorzyszew
Co-Ordinates: 52.9° N, 17.65° E
Family Names: Luczak, Suchala
 
Budzyń, Chodziez, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Budzyn, Budsin, Butsin
Co-Ordinates: 52.894 N, 16.989 E
Family Names: Czerwinski

Buk, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.35 N, 16.5333 E
Family Names: Paluczak*

Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bromberg, Bramberg
Co-Ordinates: 53.15 N, 18 E
Family Names: Gorecki, Kowalkowski, Nowakowski

 
Bysław, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Byslaw, Bislaw
Co-Ordinates: 53.5167 N, 18 E
Family Names: Cyborowski, Musolf, Parszyk, Schweda

Byszewo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bischewo, Byschewo
Co-Ordinates: 53.3 N, 17.8333 E
Family Names: Borzych, Schultz

Bytonia, Zblewo, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Bitonia
Co-Ordinates: 53.9213 N, 18.284 E
Family Names: Domachowski, Scharmach,

"Cartanns", Prussia
Co-Ordinates: Unknown
Family Names: Szwaby

Cekcyn, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a.Cekzin, Polnisch Cekzin, Seehaupten
Co-Ordinates: 53.5667 N, 18.0167 E
Family Names: Brona, Cyborowski, Dziekan, Kielpinski, Kolassa, Makowski, Mosolf, Mulsolf, Mulzof, Musolf, Musolph, Myslinski, Ryczkowski Schultz, Schweda, Siewert, Wolski,

Chałupy, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Chalupy, Ceynowa, Zeinowa, Zeynowa, Ziegenhagen
Co-Ordinates:  54.7667° N, 18.5167° E
Family Names:  Budzisz, Detlaff, Rotta

Chodzież, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Chodziez, Chodschesen, Chodzesen, Chodziesen, Kolmar
Co-Ordinates: 52.9833̊ N, 16.9167̊ E
Family Names: Czerwinski, Krawczyk, Maciejewski, Peczwozniak

Chojna, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Choina, Choyna, Choien,
Co-Ordinates: 53 N, 17.2833 E
Family Names: Moczynski, Schanwark, Wutschek*

Chojniki, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.2815 N, 16.1026 E
Family Names: Gostomski

Chomiąża Szlachecka, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Chomionshca-Adlig, Chomiaza Szlachecka, Aldig Chomionza
Co-Ordinates: 52.7667 N, 17.85 E
Family Names: Kuraszewski, Nowak

"Cirkwitz, Posen, Prussia"
Co-Ordinates:  Unknown - There are two towns with similarly spelled names: Zirkwitz (aka Cirkevitz and Cirkwica) in Pomorskie, and Cerekwica (German: Cirkwicz) in Silesia.   However, both of these towns lie well outside the old province of Poznan.  Therefore, it could be a reference to Cerekwica (German: also "Cerekwica"), which is 5 kilometers west of Żnin in Kujawsko-Pomorskie.
Family Names:  Jasniecki

Cracjcze, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 53.1897 N, 17.1187 E
Family Names: Waloch

Ćwiersk, Mazowiekie, Poland
a.k.a. Cwiersk, Czwersk
Co-Ordinates: 52.7444 N, 20.1844 E
Family Names: Cichocki

Czersk, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Heiderode
Co-Ordinates: 53.8 N, 17.9833 E
Family Names: Borzyszkowski, Rekowski

Czarnylas, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Csarvjlas, Czarnilas, Schwartzwald, Schwarzwald
Co-Ordinates: 53.8386 N, 18.4938 E
Family Names: Krzewinski, Wojtas, Woitas

Czeszewo, Wagrowiec, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Czeschewo
Co-Ordinates: 52.9079 N, 17.38 E
Family Names: Czajkowski, Jaraczewski, Kaminski, Komassa, Kominski, Pauszek

Dabrówka Kościelna, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Dabrowka
Co-Ordinates: 52.5731 N, 17.1722 E
Family Names: Napierala, Rosciszewski

Dębówko, Wyrzysk, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Debowko, Dembowko
Co-Ordinates: 53.118 N, 17.1924 E
Family Names: Zielinski

Dębowo, Naklo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Debowo, Dembowo, Amfluß, Amfluss
Co-Ordinates: 53.184̊ N, 17.4945̊ E
Family Names: Mazur, Szweda

Długa Goślina, Wielkopolskie, Poland

a.k.a Dluga Goslina, Langgoslin
Co-Ordinates: 52.6333 N, 17.0333 E
Family Names: Krzemienewski, Wachowiak

Dobrcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Dobsch, Dauben,
Co-Ordinates: 53.2667 N, 18.15 E
Family Names: Szerbat, Tarkowski

Dobre, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Dobrego
Co-Ordinates: 52.6814 N, 18.5765 E
Family Names: Kuzba

"Dobryjewice", Poland
Co-Ordinates: Unknown
probably Dobrzejewice, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland but could be Dobre, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Family Names: Remba

Dobrzyca, Krotoszyn, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Dobberschütz, Dobberschuetz,
Co-ordinates: 51.8678̊ N, 17.6011̊ E
Family Names: Mogilka, Zacherjasz

Dobrzyniewo, Wielkopolskie, Poland

a.k.a. Dobbertin, Dobrziniewo
Co-Ordinates: 53.1742 N, 17.2211 E
Family Names: Przybyla

Drzycim, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Driczmin, Dritschmin, Dretz, Dritzmin, Dryzycin, Drziczmin
Co-Ordinates: 53.5167 N, 18.3167 E
Family Names: Blerig, Linkowski, Lipinski

Dziekanowice, Wielkopolskie, Poland

a.k.a. Dziekanowitze, Schönfelde, Schoenfelde
Co-Ordinates: 52.5167 N, 17.3833 E
Family Names: Gorski, Wesolowski

Dzierżążano, Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Dzierzazano
Co-Ordinates: 54.3196̊ N, 18.2643̊ E
Family Names: Gigowski

Dźwierszno Wielkie, Wielkopolskie, Poland

a.k.a. Dzwierszno Wielkie, Groß Dreidorf, Gross Dreidorf, Gross-Dreidorf
Co-Ordinates: 53.3024̊ N, 17.3580̊ E
Family Names: Bratkowski, Cybulski, Fons, Majdoch, Muzach

Falmierowo, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Charlottenburg
Co-Ordinates: 53.1945̊ N, 17.2213̊ E
Family Names: Jagodzinski, Woida, Wojda

Fordon, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Fordan, Fordonek
Co-Ordinates: 53.1478 N, 18.1532 E
Family Names: Sobolewski

Garczyn, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Garcin, Gartschin, Grenzhof
Co-Ordinates: 54.0430 N, 18.2395 E
Family Names: Kaminski, Lemke 

Gąsawa, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gasawa, Gonsawa, Gonzawa
Co-Ordinates: 52.7702 N, 17.7565 E
Family Names: Bagnoski, Grajek

Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gdansk, Danzig, Stadtgebiet
Co-Ordinates: 54.356 N, 18.6527 E
Family Names: Domachowski, Filip, Hoga, Jedka, Kleba, Litza, Litzau, Mathea, Miller, Perzowski, Soyk, Wojtal

Glesno, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 53.1834 N, 17.3028 E
Family Names: Boinski, Brzezinski, Bureta, Cybulski, Danielski, Grabelski, Grzesk, Jagodzinski, Janicki, Kaczmarek, Keobiccha, Lepek, Maciejewski, Michalski, Mucha, Przybyla, Raczkowski, Rechlicz, Rosploch, Rozga, Stachowiak, Tatera, Wasiak

Gnieżdżewo, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gniezdzewo, Gńieżdżewó
Co-Ordinates: 54.7472 N, 18.3784 E
Family Names: Hallmann

Gniezno, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gnesen, Genezen, Gnezden, Gnezen, Gnezna, Schinesghe
Co-Ordinates: 52.5329 N, 17.5974 E
Family Names: Czechorski, Janiszewski, Napierala, Pryba, Rosciszewski

Góra, Inowrocław, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
>a.k.a. Gora,
Co-Ordinates: 52.7533 N, 18.3513 E
Family Names: Proszkiewicz, Wieczorkiewicz

Góra, Kościerzyna, Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gora, Gorra
Co-Ordiantes: 53.9722 N, 18.2744
Family Names: Domachowski, Myszkowski

Gosławice, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Goslawice
Co-Ordinares: 52.7555 N, 18.6877 E
Family Names: Klimczak

Gostycyn, Tuchola, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 53.5028 N, 17.8143 E
Family Names: Bak, Bąk, Bonk, Berendt, Burchand, Chechla, Kolofsa, Korda, Mroz Niemczyk, Omiel, Omiela, Pliszka, Schultz, Szpkiocowna, Szwanin, Woitalewicz, Zulawski

Grabianowo, Śrem, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.117 N, 16.8826 E
Family Names: Kozlowski

Gralewo, Mazowiekie, Poland
a.k.a. Stare Gralewo
Co-Ordinates: 52.7133 N, 20.1161 E
Family Names: Cichocki, Skrzeczkowski

Grodziszczko, Środa, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Grodzisko, Probstei; Probstei Grodzisko
Co-Ordinates: 52.3189 N, 17.3641 E,
Family Names: Stachowiak, Kowalski or Kowalczyk

Gromadno, Wyrzysk, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Gromaden, Schwabensee
Co-Ordinates: 53.2056 N, 17.2139 E
Family Names: Andraszczyk, Bierdzycki, Brzezinski, Ciepluch, Cybulski, Cywinski, Domagala, Gospodarek, Kaczka, Kaczkowna, Kaczmarowski, Kala, Klimek, Koceja, Koniec, Kowalski, Lapinski, Lewandowski, Meller, Miller, Ozga, Pawlowski, Placzek, Smidzinski, Starszak, Tadych, Tatera, Tomczyk, Tutaj, Walloch, Waloch, Wegner, Welniak, Wisniewski, Wnuk, Ziarnik,

Grudziądz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Grudziadz, Graudenz, Graudentz, Grodeck, Grodschonz, Grudzienice, Grudzieniec,
Co-Ordinates: 53.4946 N, 18.7578 E
Family Names: Gesicki

Grylewo, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Co-Ordinates: 52.8903 N, 17.2286 E
Family Names: Januszewski, Paluczak, Tylicki, Zywicki

"Guberniwarssafski," Poland
Note: This looks like a bad transcription of "Gubernia warszawska" (Warsaw Govenerate) a administrative district of the Russian puppet state known as the Congress Kingdom
Co-Ordinates: Unknown
Family Names: Kogutkiewicz

Honowajdy, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Hungerwerder, Hunger Werder
Co-Ordinates:  53.1604° N, 17.2532° E
(Approximate only, exact location is unknown)
Family Names: Jagodzinski

Inowrocław, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Inowroclaw, Inowraclaw, Inowrazlaw, Hohensalza, Jungbreslau
Co-Ordinates: 52.8032 N, 18.2624 E
Family Names: Jagodzinski, Jendrzejewski, Maciejczak, Matuiewicz, Mikolajewski, Mikula, Osinski, Podlaszewski, Szymczak, Wienert, Wroblewski

Jaktorowo, Wielkopolskie, Poland
a.k.a. Jachterowo, Jactorowo, Schönrode
Co-Ordinates: 53.0358 N, 17.2321 E
Family Names: Rosploch, Ulezelski

Jaminy, Podlaskie, Poland

a.k.a. Jominal
Co-Ordinates: 53.6635 N, 23.0232 E
Family Names: Andradzka, Sienko, Talkowski

Janowiec Wielkopolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Janowitz, Janowice, Janowitz-Ost
Co-Ordinates: 52.7578 N, 17.4887 E
Family Names: Lubawa, Oleniczak

Jarosław, Podkarpackie, Poland

a.k.a. Yareslov, Jaroslau
Co-Ordinates: 50.0192 N, 22.6792 E
Family Names: Kwasniewski

Jastarnia, Pomorskie, Poland

a.ka. Heisternest, Danziger Heisternest, Putziger Heisternest, Jastarnia Pucka i Gdanska, Jastrurnia Pucka
Co-Ordinates: 54.7044 N, 18.6720 E
Family Names: Boschke, Konkol, Struck

Jastarnia Bór, Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Heisternest Wald (?)
Co-Ordinates: 54.6397 N, 18.7825 E
Family Names: Boschke

Jeleńcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
a.k.a. Jelencz, Jehlenz, Jehlincz, Jelincz
Co-Ordinates: 53.5603 N, 17.7429 E
Family Names: Mulzof, Myslinski

Juncewo, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

a.k.a. Junzewo
Co-Ordinates: 52.8372 N, 17.529 E
Family Names: Gorecki, Rybarkiewicz