Kowanz belonged to the parish of Körlin. The church books for Körlin, however, have been lost due to the ravages and after effects of war. The Grundbücher for Kowanz help restore some of the family lineages lost, as these property records often list inheritors and family members of the property owner. Grundbuch von Kowanz Band […]

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Although the civil registry for Boissin survived through the Standesamt Lenzen, church books for this village can no longer be found to assist with research prior to October 1874. However, these land registers, while missing the original two volumes, provide a glimpse into land ownership for the village of Boissin. Information found in the Grundbücher […]

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The first volume of the Grundbücher from Redlin in Kreis Belgard was readily found in the Koszalin Archives. Because it did not belong to the parish of Belgard, this book is a phenomenal source of information for piecing together earlier records of families from the village. The mortgage deeds beginning each land entry are especially […]

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The Grundbücher for Siedkow begin around 1823 and chronicle the early owners of land shortly after the peasant farmers were given true land ownership rights. It appears that the third volume of the Siedkow Grundbuch is either missing or does not exist in the Koszalin Archives. Grundbuch von Siedkow Band I Blatt 1-19 Grundbuch von […]

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The two books in the series are a little different than most I’ve come across. A number of the earlier land registers contain the same information as that found in the first book for Zietlow. However, in this case, the book was labeled as a mortgages book rather than a Grundbuch. As such, it would […]

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This mortgage book complements the Grundbücher for Peterfitz and includes references to land in Klaptow. Further information is expanded upon and the earliest entries list more than just the owner’s “Ehefrau,” sometimes listing her full name and more information about when the property was acquired and from whom. The book is dated 1822-1845 but contains […]

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The land records for Peterfitz in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin contain entries of property owners for the village. Each entry in the first volume typically begins with mortgages and continues to listing the residents and some of their relatives. Peterfitz Grundbuch Volume 1 Peterfitz Grundbuch Volume 2 Other early records for this village are scarce, and church […]

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This document is a collection of certificates for land in Pumlow. These denote land rights and inheritable transfers of property to offspring. There are pages concerning inheritable tenancy of the land and mortgages. Pumlow Urkunden Sammlung As church records no longer exist for the Siedkow parish to which Pumlow belonged, this document stands as evidence […]

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The Lübchow Grundbuch sheds light on inhabitants of the village prior to the institution of the civil registry office in 1874. As church records have not survived, this book provides a vital source of information for the landed villagers who lived there. Lübchow Grundbuch Volume 1 The beginning of the volume helpfully provides an index […]

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There are two volumes of Grundbücher for Ganzkow in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin that can be found within the archives in Koszalin. It is important to note that this book does not pertain to the Ganzkow in Kreis Belgard. Ganzkow Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-20) Ganzkow Grundbuch Volume 2 (21-49) These books are important secondary sources because the […]

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