This book covers the merchants guild in Belgard for over a hundred years. It is cataloged in the Szczecin Archives as beginning in 1698. However, several of the earliest pages flip back and forth from 1697 to 1678 to 1698 and then back again to 1675. Additionally, the catalog from Szczecin lists this guild, possibly […]

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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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This book contains two main pieces of history for Gülzow: first the Protokoll und Rechnungs Buch der Schneider Amt and the Schneider Lehrlings Buch. The first contains bills and other matters associated with the administrative acts of the guild from May 1752 until the end of 1785. The latter is the guild’s book of apprentices. […]

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While Körlin’s Standesamt survived, only its military church book for the garrison managed to make it to the present day. With such a huge gap in a historic city’s records, looking to the guilds can be a helpful start for understanding who worked in the area. The Schmied guild essentially covers blacksmiths belonging to the […]

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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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This book belongs to the Schneider guild in Gülzow, Cammin and records journeymen within the guild from 1825 to 1932. It is an important source for family history since all of the church books have been lost or destroyed, including the civil registry which began in 1874. Not all of the members of the guild […]

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This book contains apprenticeship letters and contracts from the clothmaker guild in Kallies (earlier, “Callies”) in Kreis Dramburg. While containing a smaller number of people, it details more information (and exceptionally legibly at that) than a typical entry in a guild register. The guild book is rather small–less than 40 pages–but it contains valuable information […]

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This book from Belgard lists tailors (Schneider) in Bad Polzin from 1817 to 1899. Upon a quick glance, some of the surnames which appear in the master’s book are: Beer, Berndt, Born, Butzke, Doebert, Eggert, Fick, Fritz, Gentsch, Giese, Grodtmann, Gutz, Isberner, Jahn, Janne, Kirstein, König, Krause, Krüger, Kunde, Maaß, Müller, Priebe, Ponath, Radel, Reuscher, […]

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I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Kolberger Lande for their help in indexing the Schneider guild for the area surrounding Körlin. With their help, it was also discovered that this collection, while organized by the archives underneath the “Cechy Miasta” guild collections as a tailors guild also includes furriers and saddlers. Several months […]

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