This collection is especially valuable to those researching earlier than the 1800s in Belgard, as this collection of books starts in 1610. Das Fünf Ämter Chor is a five-office group of various guilds. These include: Bäcker, Häcker, Tischler, Böttcher, and Klein Schmiede. All but the last of the files belong to the collection “Cechy miasta […]

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While the original church book for this timespan in Belgard has not survived, the Schneider guild’s “Amts und Protokollbuch” contains two pages of marriage entries. For convenience, they have been linked below.

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This book belongs to the Schneider guild in Gülzow, Cammin and records journeymen within the guild from 1825 to 1932. It is an important source for family history since all of the church books have been lost or destroyed, including the civil registry which began in 1874. Not all of the members of the guild […]

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This book contains apprenticeship letters and contracts from the clothmaker guild in Kallies (earlier, “Callies”) in Kreis Dramburg. While containing a smaller number of people, it details more information (and exceptionally legibly at that) than a typical entry in a guild register. The guild book is rather small–less than 40 pages–but it contains valuable information […]

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This book from Belgard lists tailors (Schneider) in Bad Polzin from 1817 to 1899. Upon a quick glance, some of the surnames which appear in the master’s book are: Beer, Berndt, Born, Butzke, Doebert, Eggert, Fick, Fritz, Gentsch, Giese, Grodtmann, Gutz, Isberner, Jahn, Janne, Kirstein, König, Krause, Krüger, Kunde, Maaß, Müller, Priebe, Ponath, Radel, Reuscher, […]

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I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Kolberger Lande for their help in indexing the Schneider guild for the area surrounding Körlin. With their help, it was also discovered that this collection, while organized by the archives underneath the “Cechy Miasta” guild collections as a tailors guild also includes furriers and saddlers. Several months […]

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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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