Kowanz belonged to the parish of Körlin. The church books for Körlin, however, have been lost due to the ravages and after effects of war. The Grundbücher for Kowanz help restore some of the family lineages lost, as these property records often list inheritors and family members of the property owner. Grundbuch von Kowanz Band […]

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I’m not entirely certain as to what this book concerns, but it does list those who were directly working with the land. The best I could translate, these pages might be pasture settlements for the village of Boissin. The Forsthaus Dowenheide is mentioned in numerous accounts within this document. Mortgages are also referenced, and with […]

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While the first two volumes of the Grundbücher for Boissin are missing in the archives, these two volumes cover similar information for the occupation and inheritance of both farmers’ and cottagers’ property. These land records for Boissin are essential sources for those looking for information about the village in the early 1800s. Besetzung und erbliche […]

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Although the civil registry for Boissin survived through the Standesamt Lenzen, church books for this village can no longer be found to assist with research prior to October 1874. However, these land registers, while missing the original two volumes, provide a glimpse into land ownership for the village of Boissin. Information found in the Grundbücher […]

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The first volume of the Grundbücher from Redlin in Kreis Belgard was readily found in the Koszalin Archives. Because it did not belong to the parish of Belgard, this book is a phenomenal source of information for piecing together earlier records of families from the village. The mortgage deeds beginning each land entry are especially […]

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These two books for Podewils entail the Grundsteuer, or property taxes, for the village. The documents list owners of land, taxable values, and include maps of some of the streets. The document for the Gemeinde are for the main area of the village whereas the book for the Gut appears to be for the manor. […]

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Immanuel Lutheran was one of the first churches established in the region by German pioneers in the area surrounding Mayville, Wisconsin. It’s church books provide a valuable insight into these early settlers and their lineages. The earliest services were conducted in Friedrich Jagow’s house. The pastor has graciously provided us with permission to upload them […]

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This document is the last will and testament of Clara Sophia Hessen, who was the widow of the Schulmeister Franz Christian Neumann in Podewils, Belgard. The earliest date mentioned in this document is 1772. This will appears to be rather detailed, listing numerous items with great specificity. From the text, it looks like she died […]

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This series of books contains an interesting history of land ownership in the 1700s, pre-dating most surviving church books. While there is little to be observed for the common people at the time, these pages reveal more about the noble families who owned the land and their children who inherited it. Land-Buch Fürstenthum-Camminschen Creyses [Bartin […]

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