The small village of Klein Stepenitz is just north of Groß Stepenitz along the same road as the church. Today, it is known as Stepniczka. In recent years, several buildings have been repainted, yet quite a few appear to still have their original doors. The road forks from the street named Władysław Sikorskiego to Barnima […]

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These are the two volumes of land registers for the village of Kamissow in Kreis Belgard. The first volume of the Grundbuch contains numerous entries whereas the second volume only has a few pages with any content. The remaining pages were blank and were not photographed. Grundbuch von Kamissow Band I Blatt 1-14 Grundbuch von […]

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This one-page file from 1853 provides information on the teacher, Carl Voeltz, in Natztow. It was signed and dated April 28, 1853 by the preacher Plaensdorf in Rarfin. Lehrer Karl Völtz in Natztow The record was incorrectly indexed under “Natzlow.” Two variations of the name are found: Karl Völtz and Carl Voeltz–they are the same […]

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Vorwerk in Belgard was one of my absolute favorite places to visit while in Pommern. It is a small village on the outskirts of Belgard Stadt, just north of the village Ackerhof. Many of the buildings on the drive through appeared to be either renovated or new. This quiet little hamlet borders the Persante River. […]

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School records are useful for understanding the history of the school or its teachers. Numerous pages go into great detail about the subjects being taught, the school master’s qualifications, and other information pertaining directly to the school’s operation. Occasionally, there are a few pages giving information about the inhabitants of a village or the children […]

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This record opens up to the property’s ownership by Kurt von Kleist of Kamissow and Friedrich von Braunschweig of Standemin, both claiming the title of nobility as “Rittergutsbesitzer.” An old map of the property can be found in the beginning pages of the bound document. Das Grundstück Bd. I Bl. 14 zu Natztow (incorrectly cataloged […]

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This document pertains to the parcel from the Grundbuch, volume I entry number 5. The beginning opens up with an Erbhöferolle for the Halbbauerhof for the inheritable family Schellong. The pages following describe the fifth entry in the Grundbuch, third partition, number 10, beginning with a mortgage document concerning the Fleischermeister Bernhard Wendt. From these […]

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The Grundbuch for Natztow is one of the only surviving records detailing the history of the village prior to the implementation of the Standesamt in October of 1874. These land records cover the early 1800s and have entries branching into the 1900s. Grundbuch von Natztow Band Ic Blatt 1-17 One interesting fact to note is […]

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Kirchenschoß für die abgebrannten Pfarrzimmer; Patrone und Pastor gegen Anselm v. Podewils wegen des Pfarrzaunes; Pastor Joachim Friedrich Gley gegen Schneider Gottfried Schultze Please note that the following is based on my best understanding from what I could read of the old script. A further examination for accuracy would be appreciated. Matrikel-Tabelle der Kirche zu […]

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