Few early records for Zarnefanz were easily found. While the Grundbücher for the early 1800s does not appear to have survived, these three Grundakten cover specific properties in the village. These contain Erbhofroölle and even pages from the original Grundbücher for this lot. Das Grundstück Bd. 4 Bl. 46 zu Zarnefanz Das Grundstück Bd. 4 […]

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This collection of documents details land ownership from around the time the peasant Bauer were given property rights in the early 1800s. Especially considering the church records for Lenzen are no longer in existence, these pages provide crucial information to those tracing their lineages to this village. Urkunden Sammlung (Rezess)

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These are some of the earliest land records available for Lenzen, where church books have not survived. These volumes are of greater importance, as the Standesamt register survived and helps to fill in gaps. Because of the Grundbücher, it might be possible to trace one’s lineage further back. Grundbuch von Lenzen Band III Blatt 10-12 […]

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Some of the pages of this document collection contain Rezess files detailing the ownership of land. Urkunden Sammlung von Gross Jestin (1850) This valuable resource contains numerous names from the village and has some pages dating back to 1836 and others going back to 1816 and 1823. In the absence of vital records, these hopeful […]

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These books detail property ownership for Groß Jestin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. Unfortunately, these records start later than the ideal situation, with many pages starting in the 1850s and 1860s. However, with the Standesamt completely lost and the only surviving church records (deaths) from the 1800s and 1900s being held hostage by the Archiwum Diecezji Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeskiej, […]

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These books were photographed from the archives in Warsaw and concern the establishment of colonists in the country towns of the chamber department of Posen. One of the books below (Namentliches Verzeichnis) is a quite comprehensive list of colonists in the Ämter. While this does not cover the province of Pomerania, Posen was nearby, and […]

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The State Archives in Warsaw contain some relevant material for those researching in the arear surrounding Pomerania. In this case, during a search through archival holdings for emigration files, I stumbled upon a collection relating to South Prussia. What was even more surprising was, while others contained hundreds of pages on handfuls of individuals, that […]

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Despite the loss of church records for the city of Köslin, these records extensively detail the land-owning class into the early 1700s. It is my hope that through these records, researchers might be able to find fragments or even whole branches of their family trees. The books that are bolded and linked have been photographed […]

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These inheritable farms (Erbhof) sometimes include pages of the Grundbücher. Click on the links below to view the books. Because the church books did not survive, these are vital substitutes. Der Erbhof Nr 1 Bd. I Bl. 2 zu Rarfin (Martin Friedrich Elert, Otto Elert)26/142/0/2/1929 Der Erbhof Nr. 1 Bd. I Bl. 2 zu Rarfin […]

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This is the first volume of the Grundbücher for Vorwerk in Kreis Belgard. I have a personal interest in this village, as church records indicated that my 4th great-uncle was born there to a herding family in 1829. This complements the surviving church book and may provide more expansive information on the residents. Grundbuch von […]

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