This book references the tailors in Stettin and covers a wide span of years, going very far back to 1732. Of of the great things about this guild book is that it gives each person’s place of origin, potentially helping people trace back their lineages to where their ancestors lived prior to joining the Schneider […]

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The following is a letter to Heather Knight from her father concerning his journey to Sammenthin to look for his Witt family and any traces of history. All text remains unaltered, except where necessary for spelling, grammar, or reading clarification. When possible, these instances are noted in brackets or italics. [It was] In May of 1983 […]

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When one thinks of Pomerania, it is difficult not to recognize the historical significance of Stettin. It was once the regional capital of Pomerania. Today, the city houses some of the oldest and most important artifacts from German times. The city is still beautiful and vibrant with plenty of things to do along boardwalk. The […]

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Agricultural Laborers Rising Against the Heads of Big Estates. SOLDIERS ENFORCE WORK Military Repression Leads to a Wave of Protest Throughout the Nation TENSION IN POMERANIA Socialist Factions Join in Denouncing Course of Landed Proprietors. By George Renwick Special cable to the New York Times Originally published in The New York Times on July 18, […]

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One of our readers wrote in with a few rare images of the German Army shortly after World War I. 2nd Pioniere Kompanie, Reichswehr, Stettin, February and June 1920, Pommerensdorf School Here are some photos that I mentioned in a previous email a couple months ago. I imagine the Reichswehr images are pretty rare as […]

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Ever wondered what’s in the Stettin archives? It’s been difficult to determine exactly what is stored in Szczecin unless you speak either German or Polish or have the money to hire a professional researcher. As always, my goal with this website is to help give you more control over how to research your family’s history. […]

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