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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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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This document is the hereditary farm for Herbert Voigt in Rarfin. It accompanies the pages for the Rarfin Grundbuch, Volume 3, Entry #3. Der Erbhof Nr. 2 Bd. I Bl. 3 (Herbert Voigt) In addition to containing information about the establishment of the Voigt property as a hereditary farm during the Nazi rule of Germany, […]

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This is the companion document to the Erbhof record for Otto Elert in Rarfin. While the full Grundbuch does not seem to have survived, this file contains the entries for the Elert farm dating back to the early 1800s, starting with Martin Friedrich Elert. This is directly from the Rarfin Grundbuch, Volume 1, Entry #2. […]

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While the original church book for this timespan in Belgard has not survived, the Schneider guild’s “Amts und Protokollbuch” contains two pages of marriage entries. For convenience, they have been linked below.

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These pages for the Erbhofrolle came directly from the Rarfin Grundbuch and stand as a testament to why searching through all land records for a village is of particular importance. The Grundbücher for Rarfin do not seem to exist anymore. The books cannot be found in the archives. However, this book has a section of […]

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This document contains documentation during the Nazi time for the inheritable farm of Otto Albert Berthold Elert and his wife Erna Emma Martha Grützmann in Rarfin. While certain other files have pages from the Grundbücher attached, this one does not. Other sources indicate that Otto was a Bürgermeister, Bauer and Bauerhofbesitzer, Schulz, and Kirchenvorsteher in […]

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