A Herding Family from Belgard – A Connection to My Family The Neitzel family shares a concrete connection with my fourth great-grandfather. His daughter married into the family of Friedrich Neitzel and Christine Louise Becker of Lülfitz, Belgard (before it became Alt and Neu Lülfitz). Friedrich was born sometime around 1768, taking the profession of Hirt and Arbeiter, […]

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The Family of Gustav Sturm Research on my surname has been marred by devastating record loss. Those that survived leave few clues as to where my surname came from before Belgard. There exists one curious link to my family which has yet to be concretely proven: Johanne Dewuske who married Gustav Sturm. Her name also […]

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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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The Evangelisches Gemeindeblatt für Groß Rambin is available through the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Digitale Bibliothek for the years 1927-1929. According to WorldCat.org, the evangelical community newsletter is available through 1932, though only the aforementioned years have been digitized. This newsletter served the church community of Groß Rambin which was a member of the larger church community in […]

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