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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This video demonstrates the significant differences between Ancestry and FamilySearch results for the same search information. In this case, Cook County, Illinois death records were the source of information. However, this is a common occurrence with other record sets as well.

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This book covers the merchants guild in Belgard for over a hundred years. It is cataloged in the Szczecin Archives as beginning in 1698. However, several of the earliest pages flip back and forth from 1697 to 1678 to 1698 and then back again to 1675. Additionally, the catalog from Szczecin lists this guild, possibly […]

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This book references the tailors in Stettin and covers a wide span of years, going very far back to 1732. Of of the great things about this guild book is that it gives each person’s place of origin, potentially helping people trace back their lineages to where their ancestors lived prior to joining the Schneider […]

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This book contains two main pieces of history for Gülzow: first the Protokoll und Rechnungs Buch der Schneider Amt and the Schneider Lehrlings Buch. The first contains bills and other matters associated with the administrative acts of the guild from May 1752 until the end of 1785. The latter is the guild’s book of apprentices. […]

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The Rezess for Klein Panknin is an important text. The book references many of the families with wives and children who lived in Klein Panknin around 1838. It is a short and quite legible document for those who are interested in family from Klein Panknin. Klein Panknin Rezess (1838-1839) This Rezess should be a written […]

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I stumbled upon Ost and Berg Dievenow while driving back from Cammin Stadt. We had just finished visiting both the Centrum Słowian i Wikingów (Slavs and Vikings Center) in Wollin and the larger city of Cammin all in one day. We had taken a detour to see Soltin just before the sun had set. I […]

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