The Dawurske surname is a unique variation of the Slavic name Dworsky, originating in Wendisch Karstnitz in Kreis Stolp. I have spent many years researching this surname in an effort to find a connection to my own family; all have come up empty. However, in researching this specific family, I began to notice specific trends […]

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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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This zipped file package is perfect for students from 4th grade through 7th grade. Teach your students the value of family history research in conjunction with another unit that touches on similar themes in your social studies class. Often times, students find history boring, as they have very little frame of reference for what has […]

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