What are useful categories for Polish profiles?

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Hello,

I am trying to improve my Polish tree, since it lacks a lot of information I thought it would be helpful to add useful categories. I was hoping for some suggestions to for example the profile attached to this question.

Also want to know if I should add both Kalisz, Poland and Kalis, Polska to profiles, seems a bit over the top to use both. But then again which one is then better to stick to?

Thanks.
WikiTree profile: Augustyn Jezierski
in Policy and Style by Antonia Reuvers G2G6 Mach 3 (35.9k points)

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Hello!  I may add to your confusion; however now is a great time for you to begin looking at maps from the Europe pre-1918 (WWI) in order to establish if the village Kalisz was in the former German Empire.  There was a period of time where Poland did not exist.  Think of pre-1918 Europe like a blank slate with ethnic groups living all over the place (because of the changing borders.)

1.  Begin to look at maps and identify the geographical location pre-1918. 

2.  The language used for place fields in Wikitree profiles should reflect the government of your village at that time.  It was most likely in the German Empire, so the language would be in German. 

3.  You should add the "German Empire" category to your ancestor's page.  Perhaps someday in the future you may want to work with Wikitree about proper categorization of this village pre-1918 and post 1918.  "Polish Roots" would also be a good category.

4.  There are stickers I have created for Galicia which you would be able to use (Polish ethnicity and Roman Catholic):  Galicia Project

5.  You may want to add information on the biography of your ancestor regarding the geographical location pre-1918 and post-1918. 

by Skye Sonczalla G2G6 Mach 2 (29.8k points)
selected by Maggie N.
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You should pick one language and HOPEFULLY the aka template and mirroring of categories will place the profile in both language categories. (I say hopefully because the aka template must be in place for this to work correctly.)
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (842k points)
Okay but which language?
Polish and English. They were not set up with Aka, but I have now added it. It will take a day or so to be working. You can add the Polish or English category and when the aka is working, the profile will show up in both categories (English and Polish languages.)
Perfect thanks.

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