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The Prussian province of Pommern was bordered by the Baltic Sea to the north. The grand duchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz formed its western border. Brandenburg was to its south, while Westpreußen was to its east. Sometimes it was referred to by its geographic divisions Vorpommern and Hinterpommern. Vorpommern was the area west of the Oder River, while Hinterpommern was east of that river. Today the historic area of Hinterpommern is part of Poland, identified by the districts of Koszalin, Stettin, and Gdansk. Vorpommern became part of the German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Learn more: FamilySearch Wiki - Pomerania and GenWiki - Pommern
Information provided by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG® of Lind Street Research.