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Historically Bayern was a kingdom. Besides the area currently known as Bayern, it also controlled the Palatinate region (English for “Pfalz”), which was geographically disconnected. The main area of Bayern was bordered on the south and east by the Austrian Empire, to the west by Württemberg. Its north border was shared with the grand duchy of Hessen, the Sachsen duchies (that became Thüringen), and the kingdom of Sachsen. The historic Pfalz region is divided between the modern states of Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland. Learn more: FamilySearch Wiki - Bavaria (Bayern) and GenWiki - Bavaria and GenWiki - Pfalz
Information provided by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG® of Lind Street Research.