These documents outline the process of immigration for people within former Kreis Schivelbein, occasionally referencing locations from the surrounding Kreise, including Belgard. Within these pages, hope is provided for people to trace the origins of their Pomeranian families who immigrated to the United States, Canada, and Brazil. Some surnames that can be found in these […]

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This page is currently a work in progress as I study the patterns of movement of shepherds and herdsmen from the Belgard parish. Philipp Wedig Bloedorn and Barbara Catharina Wenzel Schäfer in Ackerhof Karoline Sophia born February 1, 1794 in Ackerhof   Christoph Klotz and Christina Steffers (Steffens?) Hirte in Roggow Christoph Friedrich born April […]

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This book from Belgard lists tailors (Schneider) in Bad Polzin from 1817 to 1899. Upon a quick glance, some of the surnames which appear in the master’s book are: Beer, Berndt, Born, Butzke, Doebert, Eggert, Fick, Fritz, Gentsch, Giese, Grodtmann, Gutz, Isberner, Jahn, Janne, Kirstein, König, Krause, Krüger, Kunde, Maaß, Müller, Priebe, Ponath, Radel, Reuscher, […]

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The archives in Koszalin have a book containing the birth dates, parents, and residences for children who underwent a formal process for guardianship. It’s a rare find for those researching in Belgard, and I’m not sure if books like this exist for other Kreise. It’s unfortunate that only one book in the series survives in […]

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A large part of visiting the archives was to discover what information each type of record contains. The video below shows what can be found in church reparation documents. The book shown in the video is “Bauten und Reparaturen an den Kirchen-, Pfarr- und Schulgebäuden zu Belgard Vol I.” The pages inventory what is needed […]

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Another one of my DNA matches led me back to Pommern with the name Kaske. Hopefully this historic family tree can help others as well. It seems that the Kaskes were a farming family in Lülfitz. Aside from the grandfather of the subject of this study, Christian Kaske, many others were known to farm in Lülfitz. […]

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While doing research, I noticed a DNA match on a side that is not in my tree. I traced the immigrating generation back to Pommern from the U.S. and noticed a pattern with some of the names and locations in the tree. I am of the opinion that the connection along this tree is to […]

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The church book for Arnhausen covers the years 1824-1848 with many gaps in-between. After 1825, many years go missing for the smaller communities, but remain for the villages of Battin, Arnhausen, and Heide. Around 1841, records continue. This is probably due to the church keeping books separate for each village during that period. Births, marriages, […]

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