These pages for the Erbhofrolle came directly from the Rarfin Grundbuch and stand as a testament to why searching through all land records for a village is of particular importance. The Grundbücher for Rarfin do not seem to exist anymore. The books cannot be found in the archives. However, this book has a section of […]

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This document contains documentation during the Nazi time for the inheritable farm of Otto Albert Berthold Elert and his wife Erna Emma Martha Grützmann in Rarfin. While certain other files have pages from the Grundbücher attached, this one does not. Other sources indicate that Otto was a Bürgermeister, Bauer and Bauerhofbesitzer, Schulz, and Kirchenvorsteher in […]

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This book lists the mortgages for the cottager’s property belonging to Johann Leopold Ehlert in Rarfin from July 23, 1821. It was then passed on to the cottager Johann Ehlert on June 6, 1848. The next descendant would be Carl Schlee, who married one of Johann’s daughters. The Elert family was well-known throughout Rarfin, and […]

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This is the mortgage register for the Gerichtsmann Johann Voigt and his wife Abigail Perleberg in Rarfin from July 23, 1821 as the owner of the Bauerhof #3. Subsequently, the book contains documents relating to his son, the Bauer, Christian Friedrich Voigt with his wife Ernestine Radünz on February 22, 1842. Das Hypotheken-Wesen des Bauerhofes […]

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This is the book for Rogzow and Neugasthof in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. These land registers begin in 1831 and chronicle the history of the village through the lens of property ownership. Because of hereditary rights, other family members are often listed as the book progresses from parents to children. Grundbuch from Rogzow and Neugasthof Volume 1 […]

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There are not many surviving records from Wartekow. The Grundbuch, however, is luckily preserved by the Polish State Archives in Koszalin. While the book mentioned here begins in 1875, there are a few other documents in the archives that have not been digitized yet which detail earlier history through mortgages. Wartekow Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-25)

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The Grundbuch for Garchen begins in 1819 and details the history of property owners in the village. Again, these types of records are especially helpful for filling in some of the gaps from the civil registry, as most of the church records before the institution of the civil registry no longer exist. Whole branches of […]

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The land registry for Mallnow began in 1820 with two volumes surviving the Second World War. The first volume begins with mortgages and details the edict from September 14, 1811 and the declaration between the lord, Obrist von Podewils, and his the farmers between May 29, 1816 and the closing on December 15, 1818. This […]

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Three volumes were digitized for the village of Alt Quetzin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. The earliest of these begin in 1877, though this is not a tight timeframe for people listed in the books. One can discover full branches of family trees, as families listed them for inheritable rights, going back forty years prior to the […]

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