Mapping the Książyk
can help you
Mapping your Książyk lineage is easier than you think. With much patience and relevant web tools, you can find the location of your family and explore the evolution of the environment. The collection presented below ranges from 1696 to 1952. Most of these maps mention the village of Grochale and the Hamlet of Grochale Górne (Mazovia) which were our focus points. All these maps have been digitized with standard quality. You can get the same but before launching your researches, keep in mind some useful tips:
Here are two very relevant links to launch your researches:
The maps collection of the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny is absolutely wonderful but the navigation is quite uneasy. Our researches highlight that many locations of Książyk lineages are rather well documented, in particular the areas of Serock, Kalisz, Koscian and Gostyń. Take your time and have fun. Team work is the best option to advance genealogy researches. Information sharing is essential. Whenever you get something of interest for your lineage, you are welcome to send your findings and share with other members of the Ksiazyk Community.
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The five maps above are from the pre-partition period (1650, 1676, 1696, 1730 and 1771). They highlight the importance of old administrative divisions.
Information management is critical for the success of your researches. Always keep records of your findings in a document that specifies maps, dates and links.