This document is the last will and testament of Clara Sophia Hessen, who was the widow of the Schulmeister Franz Christian Neumann in Podewils, Belgard. The earliest date mentioned in this document is 1772. This will appears to be rather detailed, listing numerous items with great specificity. From the text, it looks like she died […]

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This series of books contains an interesting history of land ownership in the 1700s, pre-dating most surviving church books. While there is little to be observed for the common people at the time, these pages reveal more about the noble families who owned the land and their children who inherited it. Land-Buch Fürstenthum-Camminschen Creyses [Bartin […]

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The Grundbücher for Siedkow begin around 1823 and chronicle the early owners of land shortly after the peasant farmers were given true land ownership rights. It appears that the third volume of the Siedkow Grundbuch is either missing or does not exist in the Koszalin Archives. Grundbuch von Siedkow Band I Blatt 1-19 Grundbuch von […]

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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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Most immigration records in some capacity reference individuals looking to leave the country and might provide additional information through passenger lists and grantings of permission to leave. These records for Kreis Belgard entail information on those who either left the German (or Prussian at that time) territory of Belgard. Akten des Landraths-Amts Belgarder Kreise betreffend […]

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The two books in the series are a little different than most I’ve come across. A number of the earlier land registers contain the same information as that found in the first book for Zietlow. However, in this case, the book was labeled as a mortgages book rather than a Grundbuch. As such, it would […]

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Two volumes of Mutterrolle exist for Grünewald. These list owners and residents in the village, and can be useful for discovering more about specific ancestors. As both duplicate church and civil records largely survived the war, this book is better suited for complementing information found within those registers. Grünewald Mutterrolle I Grünewald Mutterrolle II This […]

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The Artikelverzeichnis contains information related to the Grundsteuer, or property taxes. Some pages are about the Flurbuch. There are references to the Mutterrolle and the buildings and residents from Gramenz. Most of the pages seem to be from the early 1900s. Artikelverzeichnis des Gutsbezirks Gramenz This book contains very little useful information for genealogy and […]

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The Mutterrolle is a compendium of pages comprising of a listing of buildings, residents, property descriptions, and tax documents. Admittedly, this is not the most interesting document for a family historian, especially since both the church and civil registers have survived for Gramenz. However, for those looking to expand on the stories of their ancestors […]

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This Urkunden Sammlung, or collection of documents, lists names of owners and tenants in Lübchow in 1835 and 1836. This is important, as the earliest surviving civil registry dates back only to 1874 for this village. Urkunden Sammlung für Lübchow

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