The Standesamt for Wurow covers the villages of Christinenhof, Prütznow, Rienow, Tarnow and Wurow. While the vast majority of civil registers for Stettin have been digitized and placed on the archive’s website, the Standesamt for Wurow remains to be completely digitized. The church book, “Die Kirchenbuchsduplicate von der Parochie Wurow, Prütznow, Grabow, Tarnow und […]

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A little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast I received a response from Stanley Frymark, who lives in former Kashubian […]

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A little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast I received a response from Stanley Frymark, who lives in former Kashubian […]

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Typically, I become frustrated when others try to monetize archival holdings. However, a little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast […]

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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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The experienced family researcher with ancestors in Pomerania knows the situation. The sources for family research in Pomerania are archived, due to the special historical and legal situation, in the various archives and offices in Germany and Poland. The church books and civil registry office documents are distributed on: State archives in Poland (State Archive […]

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The civil registers for Reitz and Ritzow in Kreis Stolp are available now through our online portal. We would once again like to thank the volunteers who have shared their research in the archives with us so others may be able to read documents that are difficult to find. We would also ask that these […]

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For the English-speaking researcher, it can often be difficult to track down just where records are stored or if they even exist. The makers of the website for Heimatkreis Neustettin have simplified this process for genealogists. This is by far the best resource I’ve been able to find referencing the Standesamt in Neustettin. It breaks […]

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