I’m not entirely certain as to what this book concerns, but it does list those who were directly working with the land. The best I could translate, these pages might be pasture settlements for the village of Boissin. The Forsthaus Dowenheide is mentioned in numerous accounts within this document. Mortgages are also referenced, and with […]

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While the first two volumes of the Grundbücher for Boissin are missing in the archives, these two volumes cover similar information for the occupation and inheritance of both farmers’ and cottagers’ property. These land records for Boissin are essential sources for those looking for information about the village in the early 1800s. Besetzung und erbliche […]

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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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These two books for Podewils entail the Grundsteuer, or property taxes, for the village. The documents list owners of land, taxable values, and include maps of some of the streets. The document for the Gemeinde are for the main area of the village whereas the book for the Gut appears to be for the manor. […]

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This document is the last will and testament of Clara Sophia Hessen, who was the widow of the Schulmeister Franz Christian Neumann in Podewils, Belgard. The earliest date mentioned in this document is 1772. This will appears to be rather detailed, listing numerous items with great specificity. From the text, it looks like she died […]

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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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This collection is especially valuable to those researching earlier than the 1800s in Belgard, as this collection of books starts in 1610. Das Fünf Ämter Chor is a five-office group of various guilds. These include: Bäcker, Häcker, Tischler, Böttcher, and Klein Schmiede. All but the last of the files belong to the collection “Cechy miasta […]

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Most immigration records in some capacity reference individuals looking to leave the country and might provide additional information through passenger lists and grantings of permission to leave. These records for Kreis Belgard entail information on those who either left the German (or Prussian at that time) territory of Belgard. Akten des Landraths-Amts Belgarder Kreise betreffend […]

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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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