A Herding Family from Belgard – A Connection to My Family The Neitzel family shares a concrete connection with my fourth great-grandfather. His daughter married into the family of Friedrich Neitzel and Christine Louise Becker of Lülfitz, Belgard (before it became Alt and Neu Lülfitz). Friedrich was born sometime around 1768, taking the profession of Hirt and Arbeiter, […]

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I was recently given permission by Martin Bonneß to publish his family tree on My Pomerania. He was very excited to help other researchers with his work and for the possibility to connect with other family members. The earliest parts of his family tree come from Gandelin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin around 1794. They would be […]

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For those with Pomeranian ancestry, rejoice! Ancestry has finally whittled down their matching estimates to more specific regions. What’s exciting about this update is the addition of Baltic States. It seems that Eastern European ancestry has been split apart into two separate groups that better define a person’s heritage. What’s changed? Users can opt to […]

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The Family of Gustav Sturm Research on my surname has been marred by devastating record loss. Those that survived leave few clues as to where my surname came from before Belgard. There exists one curious link to my family which has yet to be concretely proven: Johanne Dewuske who married Gustav Sturm. Her name also […]

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After a long wait, the Pommerscher Greif has finally released its GreifX (also known as the Greif-Index from our previous coverage) database to the public. At first glance, the search function is quite intuitive. One can search for a person by birth, marriage, or death, and information about spouses and parents is readily available in the […]

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The Pommerscher Verein Freistadt annual celebration Pommerntag took place on June 24th this year, a beautiful warm and breezy day in Mequon, WI.  Visitors were treated to the best of North German cuisine, from red cabbage to herring.  And the singing and dancing by local club members of every age were phenomenal.  The decorations on […]

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Ever wondered what’s in the Stettin archives? It’s been difficult to determine exactly what is stored in Szczecin unless you speak either German or Polish or have the money to hire a professional researcher. As always, my goal with this website is to help give you more control over how to research your family’s history. […]

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Dear Cousins, I have been collecting family history for many years.  Until recently, most of the information that I found related to my Dad’s ancestors.  But now, in the past couple of years, I have made some breakthroughs on Mom’s side, and I’ve reached a point where it seems right to share them with you. […]

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Are you curious about Prussian military records for Pomerania? There’s a reason they haven’t been added as a resource to My Pomerania. Unfortunately, most of the records of the Prussian army were destroyed when the Heeresarchiv in Potsdam was bombed in 1945. We’re talking about a lot of paper records and a very large fire. […]

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