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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User Registration is now Open! After extensive testing, My Pomerania is proud to announce–for the first time ever–open public registration for the Family Tree Search: Ortsfamilienbuch. This enables you to share what you know about your Pomeranian lineage with the world. About the Project In 1982, Myron Gruenwald published the first issue of Die Pommerschen Leute […]

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Rob Vance’s Gildermeister family (potentially originally spelled “Gildemeister” in Pomerania) arrived in Chicago just before the Chicago Fire. He states that his site is “about my Prussian paternal lines, with surnames they and others had a hard time spelling consistently.” From DNA research and the history of First Bethlehem Lutheran Church, he believes his family […]

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While visiting the church in Klaptow, I inquired with two of the locals about the cemetery. The older man thought I was a German and the boy tried to tell me he didn’t speak German, or “Niemicki.” I tried to tell him I was an American who was looking for “stare groby,” or the old […]

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