Bremen Historical Geography
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Historical Background[edit | edit source]
- At the unwinding of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, Bremen became a sovereign state officially titled Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
- The Vienna Congress of 1815 confirmed Bremen’s independence.
- In 1827, the state of Bremen bought the tract of land from the Kingdom of Hanover (Hannover), where future Bremerhaven would be established.
- Bremen became part of the North German Confederation in 1867 and became an autonomous component state of the new-founded German Empire in 1871.
- In 1935, Bremen became a regular city at the de facto abolition of statehood of all component German states within the Third Reich.
- It was re-established as a state in 1947. Wikipedia
Maps[edit | edit source]
Germany was first unified as a nation in 1871. For German research prior to 1945, the Research Wiki, FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Historical Records are organized by the place names in use from 1871 to 1945. For research in that time period, use the Wiki links in the chart below:
- To find the 1871 duchy or province for your town, use Meyer's 1871 Gazetteer Online.
History and Background
Instructions for Research Before 1945
1949: Current state of Bremen