What category should be used for Polish profiles in the 1800s?

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What category should be used on Profiles from persons born in towns and counties that are currently in Poland but were under Austria, Russia, or Germany in the 1800s when they lived there?   The people consider themselves Polish but they were citizens of Austria, Russia or Germany.   This would also impact Immigration categories for those that immigrated from this region in the 1800s and early 1900s.  The profile below is just one example.  I looked in both the Austria and Poland Categories and did not see anything about the polish towns in Austria.
WikiTree profile: Urszula Fura
in Policy and Style by G. Moore G2G6 Mach 3 (35.6k points)

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All categories used should reflect the naming conventions used at the time the person lived. Even thought it may now be Poland, it was Austria at the time in question.

So for Urszula, the landing category would [[Category: Migrants from Galicia to New York]]. 

The full structure would be:


  [[Category: Emigrants from Austria]]

    [[Category: Emigrants from Galicia]]

      [[Category: Emigrants from Galicia to United States]]

        [[Category: Migrants from Galicia to New York]]

      [[Category: Immigrants to New York from Austria]]

    [[Category: Immigrants to New York]]

  [[Category: Immigrants to United States]]


by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (587k points)
selected by G. Moore
Thanks,  This helps for the Migration Category.

How are the towns in Austria categorized. Which of these should the category for the town of Mrowla be:

[[Category:Mrowla, Austria]]

[[Category:Morwla, Galicia]]

[[Category:Mrowla, Galicia, Austria]]

I see multiple versions under the Category:Austria.
From the structure already being used, it appears that [[Category:Mrowla, Galicia]] is correct. It would have the parent category, [[Category:Galicia, Austria]]

Or is it [[Category:Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire]], given that the time period was before 1918 and after 1800.

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