There’s no question that family photos fade with time. They show signs of aging like dust, scratches, and stains. Before digital photography, memories may have been saved on film negatives or far worse: single prints. Not only do the effects of aging take a toll on the photo’s quality, having only single prints means that […]

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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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It is with great pleasure that I am able to share for the first time the land register books of Alt Damerow in Kreis Stolp. These mortgage and land deeds go back to the early 1800s and chronicle the history of the and and its owners, also occasionally bringing to light any inheritance matters, and […]

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I was in receipt of the citizen’s register from Landsberg an der Warthe this week. It’s a very small document in comparison to most records, but it contains hundreds of entries with birth dates and civil information such as birth dates, professions, and places of origin. While the register was completed in 1822, it contains […]

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Kreis Kolberg-Körlin, Pomerania

The Kreis page for Kolberg-Körlin has been updated and now contains a list of all of the major locations for cities and most (if not all) smaller communities. Please feel free to navigate to it through the place list and find quick conversions between the German and Polish place names. If you are aware of […]

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Having trouble finding your ancestors from Pomerania? You might want to look at Metryki.Genbaza.pl and the PTG’s website. Easy to follow directions for registration are found on this site here. Metryki.Genbaza.pl is where scans from the Koszalin and Gdansk archives are uploaded for genealogist access. According to new Polish rules at the archives, each book […]

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http://pom-wpru.kerntopf.com/index.htm I can’t believe I forgot to include one of the most relevant databases for family research in the areas surrounding Danzig. Click on the link above to find place names and which registry offices they were a part of. It is a great resource. Go check it out!

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Hi, friends. The time has come where I am seeking out volunteers to manage information about specific Kreises in Pomerania. The task is far too great for me to compile in the time I have, and I am looking for people who wouldn’t mind typing up summaries about each Kreis. The purpose is to help […]

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