Membership records for the Belgard Schneider Guild can now be found in our Pommern Database. There are two collections that can be found by searching for the source. These are: Mitgleidesbuch der Schneidergesellen Brüderschaft zu Belgard (1773-1856) [Szczecin 65/233/0/2/11] Aufnahmebuch der Schneidergesellenbrüderschaft Belgard 1773-1856 [Szczecin 65/233/0/2/9] Both of these contain similar sets of data. However, it […]

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What is the Pommern Database? I conceived the idea to create this database early in the summer of 2016. At that time, there was no central database for searching. Pieces were fragmented all over the internet. The Pommerscher Greif had not yet introduced their “Quellensuche” to see what vital records are still available. Little by […]

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When looking for my family on online genealogy web sites, I often find that people are listing that my Pomeranian ancestors are from the village of Pommern, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz. I have copies of the church books from the town where my Pomeranians came from and they are NOT from Pommern, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz. The lesson to […]

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The Database for Family History in Pomerania The Pommerndatenbank, the Database for Family Research (Genealogy) in Pomerania, is an online database covering all of Pomerania which was compiled for people researching their ancestors. It can be found at pommerndatenbank.de. Gunthard Stübs maintains the Pommerndatenbank and the three different databases within it. His Pomeranian ancestry makes […]

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#002 Why You Should Verify Place Names (Podcast)

 
 
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Learn about different places in Pommern with the same names and other confusing and frequently mixed-up locations. This podcast will give you the tools to verify your ancestor’s place of origin, also explaining why it is so important to take a few extra minutes to look into the accuracy of your information.

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It comes with a heavy heart to announce that a number of websites and genealogical resources have fallen prey to the ill-conceived European GDPR law. While in theory, the notion of embracing a transparent privacy policy is something much needed. However, the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a gross overreach of the Orwellian […]

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#001 Church Books and Civil Records (Podcast)

 
 
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Explore the history of church books and civil registry in Pomerania starting in the mid-1500s and detailing current locations of records today, including the information that is included in each record. We also cover a little bit about archives and Lutheran churches in America.

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From Schlawe and Stolp to America My name is Susan Eppley Landrith, and my great grandmother, Augusta Remer, immigrated from Stolp, Pommern sometime between 1879 and 1880. She possibly made the voyage with her sister, Caroline Remer (married Kautz) and family. They traveled to New York City and then on to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Remer/Roemer […]

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For many, waiting for the digitizing process to be completed can seem agonizing. When will documents for my family’s village be placed online? Are there any plans to make electronic copies of the books I need? For most, the process never moves forward fast enough, especially for the elderly seeking final answers while they can. […]

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My Pomeranian Centenary Ancestor I’m André Hammann, from Brazil, and I’m the descendant of the centenary woman and immigrant Henriette GOLDBECK (NEUSCHRANK from her first marriage). She lived for 103 years, 3 months and 26 days, buried in the Cemetery of Fazenda Pirajá, countryside of Nova Petrópolis, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. And […]

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