This series of books contains an interesting history of land ownership in the 1700s, pre-dating most surviving church books. While there is little to be observed for the common people at the time, these pages reveal more about the noble families who owned the land and their children who inherited it. Land-Buch Fürstenthum-Camminschen Creyses [Bartin […]

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This Urkunden Sammlung, or collection of documents, lists names of owners and tenants in Lübchow in 1835 and 1836. This is important, as the earliest surviving civil registry dates back only to 1874 for this village. Urkunden Sammlung für Lübchow

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An Urkunden Sammlung is a collection of documents, in this case about a Rezess, or a written settlement of land detachments. These came into play after the edicts that freed the peasant farmers in the early 1800s following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. Here, owners and land agreements can be read for both […]

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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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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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These two volumes of Grundbücher contain listings of property owners for the village of Moitzelfitz in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. Some of the earliest entries date back to about 1820 with some referencing regulations from 1811. Grundbuch Volume 1 (1-13) Grundbuch Volume 2 (19-44) While upon first glance it might appear that some entries for Moitzelfitz are […]

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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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The following photos were taken by my grandfather’s cousin sometime around 1994 during his visit back to Pommern. During this trip, he saw Kolberg and took numerous photos of the city, including the St. Marien Domkirche, Rathaus, Strand (beach), harbor, lighthouse, and streets. A lot has changed in Kolberg over 25 years, and the city […]

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