The Database for Family History in Pomerania The Pommerndatenbank, the Database for Family Research (Genealogy) in Pomerania, is an online database covering all of Pomerania which was compiled for people researching their ancestors. It can be found at pommerndatenbank.de. Gunthard Stübs maintains the Pommerndatenbank and the three different databases within it. His Pomeranian ancestry makes […]

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#002 Why You Should Verify Place Names (Podcast)

 
 
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Learn about different places in Pommern with the same names and other confusing and frequently mixed-up locations. This podcast will give you the tools to verify your ancestor’s place of origin, also explaining why it is so important to take a few extra minutes to look into the accuracy of your information.

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It comes with a heavy heart to announce that a number of websites and genealogical resources have fallen prey to the ill-conceived European GDPR law. While in theory, the notion of embracing a transparent privacy policy is something much needed. However, the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a gross overreach of the Orwellian […]

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#001 Church Books and Civil Records (Podcast)

 
 
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Explore the history of church books and civil registry in Pomerania starting in the mid-1500s and detailing current locations of records today, including the information that is included in each record. We also cover a little bit about archives and Lutheran churches in America.

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From Schlawe and Stolp to America My name is Susan Eppley Landrith, and my great grandmother, Augusta Remer, immigrated from Stolp, Pommern sometime between 1879 and 1880. She possibly made the voyage with her sister, Caroline Remer (married Kautz) and family. They traveled to New York City and then on to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Remer/Roemer […]

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For many, waiting for the digitizing process to be completed can seem agonizing. When will documents for my family’s village be placed online? Are there any plans to make electronic copies of the books I need? For most, the process never moves forward fast enough, especially for the elderly seeking final answers while they can. […]

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My Pomeranian Centenary Ancestor I’m André Hammann, from Brazil, and I’m the descendant of the centenary woman and immigrant Henriette GOLDBECK (NEUSCHRANK from her first marriage). She lived for 103 years, 3 months and 26 days, buried in the Cemetery of Fazenda Pirajá, countryside of Nova Petrópolis, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. And […]

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St. Joseph, the Worker This is the holy icon given to the Kimbolton Catholic Church in memory of the Shapleski/Czablewski family’s early Polish immigrants who were sponsored to the New Zealand under the Vogel Scheme. Jakub Czablewski and other peasant hopefuls (including Wisniewski, Wischniowski, Lipinski, Rosanoski and Bielski) left their home villages of Lubichowo, Tczew […]

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The experienced family researcher with ancestors in Pomerania knows the situation. The sources for family research in Pomerania are archived, due to the special historical and legal situation, in the various archives and offices in Germany and Poland. The church books and civil registry office documents are distributed on: State archives in Poland (State Archive […]

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The city of Blumenau, Brazil was founded on September 2, 1850 by German immigrants. The place takes its name from its founder, Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau. Many from the lists below show variations of place names from Pomerania but may be spelled incorrectly. For example, Podewils is spelled “Podewels” and “Podewelg” and Nelep is […]

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