These are the two volumes of land registers for the village of Kamissow in Kreis Belgard. The first volume of the Grundbuch contains numerous entries whereas the second volume only has a few pages with any content. The remaining pages were blank and were not photographed. Grundbuch von Kamissow Band I Blatt 1-14 Grundbuch von […]

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This record opens up to the property’s ownership by Kurt von Kleist of Kamissow and Friedrich von Braunschweig of Standemin, both claiming the title of nobility as “Rittergutsbesitzer.” An old map of the property can be found in the beginning pages of the bound document. Das Grundstück Bd. I Bl. 14 zu Natztow (incorrectly cataloged […]

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This document pertains to the parcel from the Grundbuch, volume I entry number 5. The beginning opens up with an Erbhöferolle for the Halbbauerhof for the inheritable family Schellong. The pages following describe the fifth entry in the Grundbuch, third partition, number 10, beginning with a mortgage document concerning the Fleischermeister Bernhard Wendt. From these […]

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The Grundbuch for Natztow is one of the only surviving records detailing the history of the village prior to the implementation of the Standesamt in October of 1874. These land records cover the early 1800s and have entries branching into the 1900s. Grundbuch von Natztow Band Ic Blatt 1-17 One interesting fact to note is […]

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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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