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Regional Research > Historic territory > Germany 1871-1918 > Kingdom Prussia > East Prussia > County Heydekrug > Alk

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Alk, County Heydekrug, East Prussia.


Other Names and Spellings

Political Structure

In 1.5.1939: Alk becomes part of the municipality of Wietullen.[2]

Church Structure


  • In 1912, Alk belonged to the parish of Saugen.
  • Prior to 1844 to the parish of Werden.


In 1907, Alk belonged to the Catholic parish of Szibben.

Civil Registration

In 1888, Alk belonged to the civil registration of Saugen.



Alck on Schroetterkarte (1796-1802) 1:50 000
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
See Alck on "Schroetter Karte" 1802, scale 1: 160 000

Alck on "Preußisches Urmesstischblatt" 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Alck and surroundings on "Preußisches Urmesstischblatt" 1860
© Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Alk on Messtischblatt 0594 Kukoreiten (1910-1940) with the municipal boundaries of 1938
© Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie

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Data from the Genealogical Place Database (GOV)

  • rural municipality (- 1939-04-30) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 116
  • settlement (1939-05-01 -)
  • 66131
external id
  • nima:-2612602
  • geonames:601127
Number of households

TK25: 0594

Superordinate objects

Saugen (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 88/89

Wietullen, Vytuliai (1939-05-01 - 1945) ( rural municipality municipality ) Source 1939 - Nr. 180 - S. 65 u. 116

Heydekrug (lit. Kreis [1945 - 1950]), Rajongemeinde Šilutė [1950-], Šilutės rajonas, Šilutės rajono savivaldybė (1945 -) ( rural county municipality ) Source

Heydekrug, Šilutės apskritis (1920-10-10 - 1939-04-30) ( county rural county ) Source

Heydekrug (- 1920-01-09) ( county rural county ) Source

Szibben (Hl. Kreuz), Žibai, Heydekrug, Šilutė, Heydekrug (Hl. Kreuz) (1907) ( parish ) Source S. 88/89


  1. Werden parish register of baptisms 1710-1728
  2. Amtsblatt Gumbinnen 1939: Neugliederung der Gemeinden und Gutsbezirke im ehemaligen Memelland ab 1. Mai 1939, S. 64ff, Verwaltungsbezirke/index.htm
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