The Earl wrote:Agreed.
At best, I think many 'historical' place articles would end up being disambiguation-style pages that would point to the current location of records. In the case of Prussia, it might be a map with an overlay of modern boundaries.
If it is incorrect of me to assume that the records would be kept in the modern country(ies), let me know and I can change my opinion.
A problem here - 22 March 1871, the Kingdom of Prussia ceased as a ruling factor and replaced with the German Empire, yet the provinces continue until end of 1918.
Not to mention Kreises, Bezirkamts, Oberamts, etc.