The Lübchow Grundbuch sheds light on inhabitants of the village prior to the institution of the civil registry office in 1874. As church records have not survived, this book provides a vital source of information for the landed villagers who lived there. Lübchow Grundbuch Volume 1 The beginning of the volume helpfully provides an index […]

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There are two volumes of Grundbücher for Ganzkow in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin that can be found within the archives in Koszalin. It is important to note that this book does not pertain to the Ganzkow in Kreis Belgard. Ganzkow Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-20) Ganzkow Grundbuch Volume 2 (21-49) These books are important secondary sources because the […]

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These two volumes of Grundbücher contain listings of property owners for the village of Moitzelfitz in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. Some of the earliest entries date back to about 1820 with some referencing regulations from 1811. Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-13) Grundbuch Volume 2 (19-44) While upon first glance it might appear that some entries for Moitzelfitz are […]

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This document is the hereditary farm for Herbert Voigt in Rarfin. It accompanies the pages for the Rarfin Grundbuch, Volume 3, Entry #3. Der Erbhof Nr. 2 Bd. I Bl. 3 (Herbert Voigt) In addition to containing information about the establishment of the Voigt property as a hereditary farm during the Nazi rule of Germany, […]

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This is the companion document to the Erbhof record for Otto Elert in Rarfin. While the full Grundbuch does not seem to have survived, this file contains the entries for the Elert farm dating back to the early 1800s, starting with Martin Friedrich Elert. This is directly from the Rarfin Grundbuch, Volume 1, Entry #2. […]

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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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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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Having once worked there as a butcher prior to being drafted in the war, my cousin visited Schivelbein on his trip to Pommern in 1994. These are the pictures he took while there from the war memorial to St. Marienkirche, the Steintor, and city streets.

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