I have been asked a lot about DNA testing recently. Within the last two years, I have noticed it begin to trend. In fact, prices have come down significantly from what it used to cost. But the big questions are: is it safe, and is it worth it? Keep reading to find out more. So […]

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I wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who helped MyPomerania.com raise $65 these last two months. This is almost half of the operational expenses for a year! Your outpouring has been generous, and as the editor of this site, I appreciate the help to offset hosting costs. The plan is to continue adding […]

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For the English-speaking researcher, it can often be difficult to track down just where records are stored or if they even exist. The makers of the website for Heimatkreis Neustettin have simplified this process for genealogists. This is by far the best resource I’ve been able to find referencing the Standesamt in Neustettin. It breaks […]

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The inhabitants of Kobylanka in West Pomerania/Poland (German: Kublank in the former district of Greifenhagen) are protesting against the plans of the community to dismantle the former German cemetery, which still contains many cast-iron-crosses and grave borders, exhuming the Polish dead, and changing the area to a public park. As a resting place of our […]

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Unfortunately for researchers, the church records for Sageritz and several of the civil registry offices that served the parish’s villages were lost in World War II. For many, this has created an insurmountable roadblock that has been difficult to overcome. Luckily a very large number of land registers have survived. These secondary sources can be […]

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