After a long wait, the Pommerscher Greif has finally released its GreifX (also known as the Greif-Index from our previous coverage) database to the public. At first glance, the search function is quite intuitive. One can search for a person by birth, marriage, or death, and information about spouses and parents is readily available in the […]

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The Historic Riding Hall in Eutin has been the home of the Neustettin Heimatmuseum since 1992. After twenty-six years, that chapter has come to a close. For many, this feels like a second expulsion as the museum has served to keep the memory of the former Pomeranian Kreis Neustettin alive. With the renovation of the […]

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What is the Pommern Database? I conceived the idea to create this database early in the summer of 2016. At that time, there was no central database for searching. Pieces were fragmented all over the internet. The Pommerscher Greif had not yet introduced their “Quellensuche” to see what vital records are still available. Little by […]

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Every year, the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt in Mequon, Wisconsin puts on its annual Pommerntag. Last year was no different. The 42nd Pommerntag was held on June 25, 2017, at Rotary Park in its usual fashion. The North Reuter Pavilion housed a plethora of genealogy resources, everything from photographic displays to family name indexes. Several booths […]

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A New Answer to a Decades-Old Search For most, the journey to connect their family trees in Pomerania has been a struggle due to archival restrictions, privacy laws, and decades of the Cold War. More recently, with the expansion of high-speed internet and the renewed interest in family history, records from Pomerania are slowly being […]

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The Pommernchronik, or Pomeranian Chronicle, had been lost for more than 70 years. This 600-page manuscript, nearly 400 years-old, was recently discovered by the Blochman family from Marl, Germany in the attic of a multi-family residential house. At the end of 2017, the document was handed over honorably to Andreas Roloff, a specialist in digitization […]

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After a new update, maps will now zoom when you hover over the picture. This should help our readers see more of the image, as the light box doesn’t always do the best job with zooming in. One can still click on the image to make it fullscreen; however, now there are more options. Kreis […]

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Unfortunately for researchers, the church records for Sageritz and several of the civil registry offices that served the parish’s villages were lost in World War II. For many, this has created an insurmountable roadblock that has been difficult to overcome. Luckily a very large number of land registers have survived. These secondary sources can be […]

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The Hypothekenbücher and Grundbücher from the following regions have been uploaded for viewing: Kussow Grundbuch Vol. 1 (Entries 1-14) Papritzfelde Grundbuch Vol. 4 (Entries 9-13) Schmaatz Grundbuch Vol. 1 (1-8) Schmaatz Grundbuch Vol. 2 (Entries 9-26) Schmaatz Grundbuch Vol. 3 (Entries 26-56) These books come from the region of Stolp in the former Eastern Prussian province of Pomerania, […]

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