These Lehrbriefe are certificates of apprenticeship between the master and apprentices in Belgard, with many of the entries being for the city of Schivelbein. Sometimes physical qualities are described, like hair color or stature. Several copies of each can be found for a few individuals. The wax seal on several of them were preserved. Fleischer […]

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This is the handworks Protokollbuch for the Schneider trade in Belgard. Not only does it list members of the guild, it also has an index at the back of the book that states which years the craftsman was active in the guild. Sometimes, the year of death can be ascertained from comments at the end […]

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Not only did most of the church records for Körlin not survive outside of military garrisons, the master’s book for the Körlin Schneider guild pre-dates most surviving duplicate books for anywhere in Hinterpommern by about 200 years. This is a valuable resource that can help fill in the gaps from other records. For example, the […]

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The Belgard Schneider guild’s Amtsbuch and Protokollbuch recorded members of the guild from 1740 until 1786 and various details that were relevant to their guild membership. Amts und Protokollbuch, Schneider Innung in Belgard

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The Meisterbuch from the Schneider guild in Kolberg spanned two hundred years from 1679 until 1879. This important resource recorded the names of members of the guild along with other details that were important to their membership and privileges. Amtsbuch der Schneidermeister (1679-1879)    

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“Knochenhauer” literally means “bone hacker.” These books cover the butcher’s guild in Schivelbein. Other names for the profession were Fleischer (referring to flesh or meats), Metzger (butcher), and Schlachter (the term denoting slaughtering). The earliest pages mention the Dehnel family, who were still butchers a hundred years later in Körlin. Lehr Buch wie auch Meister […]

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