The Standesamt for Wurow covers the villages of Christinenhof, Prütznow, Rienow, Tarnow and Wurow. While the vast majority of civil registers for Stettin have been digitized and placed on the archive’s website, the Standesamt for Wurow remains to be completely digitized. The church book, “Die Kirchenbuchsduplicate von der Parochie Wurow, Prütznow, Grabow, Tarnow und […]

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Microfilm Collections Locked A number of researchers have been left in the lurch since the LDS operated FamilySearch removed physical microfilm collections from circulation in 2017. After an almost two-year waiting period, many of these same collections were digitized and provided online at no-cost. However, for researchers with a focus on former eastern German territories […]

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#001 Church Books and Civil Records (Podcast)

 
 
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Explore the history of church books and civil registry in Pomerania starting in the mid-1500s and detailing current locations of records today, including the information that is included in each record. We also cover a little bit about archives and Lutheran churches in America.

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The experienced family researcher with ancestors in Pomerania knows the situation. The sources for family research in Pomerania are archived, due to the special historical and legal situation, in the various archives and offices in Germany and Poland. The church books and civil registry office documents are distributed on: State archives in Poland (State Archive […]

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The civil registers for Reitz and Ritzow in Kreis Stolp are available now through our online portal. We would once again like to thank the volunteers who have shared their research in the archives with us so others may be able to read documents that are difficult to find. We would also ask that these […]

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For the English-speaking researcher, it can often be difficult to track down just where records are stored or if they even exist. The makers of the website for Heimatkreis Neustettin have simplified this process for genealogists. This is by far the best resource I’ve been able to find referencing the Standesamt in Neustettin. It breaks […]

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