Making my way north towards Cammin, Hackenwalde was one of the first places I drove through in Pomerania. In hindsight, Hackenwalde’s village is a great example of pre-war Pommern. The church, while renovated on the inside, boasts traditional small-town church architecture. Houses are also typical of the previously small farming communities. One of the highlights […]

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Landsberg an der Warthe was a busy center for military and commerce situated on the Warthe River in Neumark. Today, it is known as Gorzów Wielkopolski. Numerous churches line the street corners. It was also a very populous city, meaning that there were hundreds of births registered to the Hauptkirche annually. I loved visiting the […]

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Alt Quetzin is a small rural village in the former Kreis Kolberg-Körlin, today known as the Polish village, Kukinia. The outskirts of the village are largely farm land. On my trip, I decided to stop through this village, as this was the former residence of my great-great-uncle Kurt. I wanted to see the village he […]

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Pommernland “Recipes from the Heimat” is a page for German and American descendants of Pomerania, or anyone who has an interest in preserving and sharing our rich cultural heritage through delicious recipes, along with historical information about our ancestral homeland. She posts old recipes from the Heimat as they become available and is actively seeking others to help contribute their recipes passed down from generation to generation.

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Henkenhagen, today Ustronie Morskie, was located in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin and situated on the Baltic Sea (Ostsee). There is a beautiful beach by the sea, an amusement park, and plenty of places to shop and sightsee. The main parish church goes by Podwyższenia Krzyża Świętego, or “Exaltation of the Holy Cross” in English, and was built […]

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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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