Dear Cousins, I have been collecting family history for many years.  Until recently, most of the information that I found related to my Dad’s ancestors.  But now, in the past couple of years, I have made some breakthroughs on Mom’s side, and I’ve reached a point where it seems right to share them with you. […]

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We have just updated our Pommern Database with entries from the Archiv für Innere Kolonisation from Rützow in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. This list gives the names of early owners of the colony in Rützow in 1911 and the amount of land they owned on their Rentengüter (the word “Güter” here denotes large farms). Currently, the Archiv für […]

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Looking for ways to connect with others who are researching in the same territories as you? Several Facebook groups currently exist for Pommern, and new ones seem to be cropping up more frequently. Here are just the ones we know about currently: Kolberger Lande is a dual-language English/German forum with representatives from both sides of the […]

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What is the Pommern Database? I conceived the idea to create this database early in the summer of 2016. At that time, there was no central database for searching. Pieces were fragmented all over the internet. The Pommerscher Greif had not yet introduced their “Quellensuche” to see what vital records are still available. Little by […]

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The Database for Family History in Pomerania The Pommerndatenbank, the Database for Family Research (Genealogy) in Pomerania, is an online database covering all of Pomerania which was compiled for people researching their ancestors. It can be found at pommerndatenbank.de. Gunthard Stübs maintains the Pommerndatenbank and the three different databases within it. His Pomeranian ancestry makes […]

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#001 Church Books and Civil Records (Podcast)

 
 
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Explore the history of church books and civil registry in Pomerania starting in the mid-1500s and detailing current locations of records today, including the information that is included in each record. We also cover a little bit about archives and Lutheran churches in America.

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Emigration to the United States: A history of over 150 years Gramenz, West Pomerania This article is a re-posting from a website that is no longer online. It is believed to have originated from http://home.versanet.de/~dieter-priebe/history.html and was originally written by Cindy and David Johnson. The original article has been left in its original form. However, […]

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Every year, the Pommerscher Verein Freistadt in Mequon, Wisconsin puts on its annual Pommerntag. Last year was no different. The 42nd Pommerntag was held on June 25, 2017, at Rotary Park in its usual fashion. The North Reuter Pavilion housed a plethora of genealogy resources, everything from photographic displays to family name indexes. Several booths […]

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The Ostdeutsche Familienkunde was a quarterly publication that produced content for former eastern German territories. Of particular interest to the Pomeranian researcher is the collection of indexed archival documents that include persons dating back to the 1600s. Some of these documents are not currently online, and this journal contains some of the only readable copies […]

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The Evangelisches Gemeindeblatt für Groß Rambin is available through the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Digitale Bibliothek for the years 1927-1929. According to WorldCat.org, the evangelical community newsletter is available through 1932, though only the aforementioned years have been digitized. This newsletter served the church community of Groß Rambin which was a member of the larger church community in […]

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