One of our readers reached out in the hopes that someone else might have more information on her family. She writes: I am looking for relatives in the former West Prussian area of a suburb of Danzig named Ohra (Orunea now I believe) with the following names and relationships to me through my mother, the […]

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Learn how to read anything in any language with these helpful tips. Generate subtitles for videos in your language, translate webpages on the fly, break the language barrier in conversation or while traveling, and read any book. These educational technologies are just a few of many that can help bring you the information you long […]

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After a rather productive six-and-a-half years of family history research, I encountered a terrible problem. My downloads folder had over 4,000 files, most of them related to my genealogy work. I’m German through-and-through, and I have been living up to the organizational reputation. “Ordnung,” as my Opa-in-law would say. However, at times, it is much […]

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Making my way north towards Cammin, Hackenwalde was one of the first places I drove through in Pomerania. In hindsight, Hackenwalde’s village is a great example of pre-war Pommern. The church, while renovated on the inside, boasts traditional small-town church architecture. Houses are also typical of the previously small farming communities. One of the highlights […]

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Landsberg an der Warthe was a busy center for military and commerce situated on the Warthe River in Neumark. Today, it is known as Gorzów Wielkopolski. Numerous churches line the street corners. It was also a very populous city, meaning that there were hundreds of births registered to the Hauptkirche annually. I loved visiting the […]

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Alt Quetzin is a small rural village in the former Kreis Kolberg-Körlin, today known as the Polish village, Kukinia. The outskirts of the village are largely farm land. On my trip, I decided to stop through this village, as this was the former residence of my great-great-uncle Kurt. I wanted to see the village he […]

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Pommernland “Recipes from the Heimat” is a page for German and American descendants of Pomerania, or anyone who has an interest in preserving and sharing our rich cultural heritage through delicious recipes, along with historical information about our ancestral homeland. She posts old recipes from the Heimat as they become available and is actively seeking others to help contribute their recipes passed down from generation to generation.

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Henkenhagen, today Ustronie Morskie, was located in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin and situated on the Baltic Sea (Ostsee). There is a beautiful beach by the sea, an amusement park, and plenty of places to shop and sightsee. The main parish church goes by Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego, or “Exaltation of the Holy Cross” in English, and was built […]

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