There are not many surviving records from Wartekow. The Grundbuch, however, is luckily preserved by the Polish State Archives in Koszalin. While the book mentioned here begins in 1875, there are a few other documents in the archives that have not been digitized yet which detail earlier history through mortgages. Wartekow Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-25)

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User Registration is now Open! After extensive testing, My Pomerania is proud to announce–for the first time ever–open public registration for the Family Tree Search: Ortsfamilienbuch. This enables you to share what you know about your Pomeranian lineage with the world. About the Project In 1982, Myron Gruenwald published the first issue of Die Pommerschen Leute […]

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The Grundbuch for Garchen begins in 1819 and details the history of property owners in the village. Again, these types of records are especially helpful for filling in some of the gaps from the civil registry, as most of the church records before the institution of the civil registry no longer exist. Whole branches of […]

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Rob Vance’s Gildermeister family (potentially originally spelled “Gildemeister” in Pomerania) arrived in Chicago just before the Chicago Fire. He states that his site is “about my Prussian paternal lines, with surnames they and others had a hard time spelling consistently.” From DNA research and the history of First Bethlehem Lutheran Church, he believes his family […]

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While visiting the church in Klaptow, I inquired with two of the locals about the cemetery. The older man thought I was a German and the boy tried to tell me he didn’t speak German, or “Niemicki.” I tried to tell him I was an American who was looking for “stare groby,” or the old […]

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The land registry for Mallnow began in 1820 with two volumes surviving the Second World War. The first volume begins with mortgages and details the edict from September 14, 1811 and the declaration between the lord, Obrist von Podewils, and his the farmers between May 29, 1816 and the closing on December 15, 1818. This […]

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Three volumes were digitized for the village of Alt Quetzin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. The earliest of these begin in 1877, though this is not a tight timeframe for people listed in the books. One can discover full branches of family trees, as families listed them for inheritable rights, going back forty years prior to the […]

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