This one-page file from 1853 provides information on the teacher, Carl Voeltz, in Natztow. It was signed and dated April 28, 1853 by the preacher Plaensdorf in Rarfin. Lehrer Karl Völtz in Natztow The record was incorrectly indexed under “Natzlow.” Two variations of the name are found: Karl Völtz and Carl Voeltz–they are the same […]

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School records are useful for understanding the history of the school or its teachers. Numerous pages go into great detail about the subjects being taught, the school master’s qualifications, and other information pertaining directly to the school’s operation. Occasionally, there are a few pages giving information about the inhabitants of a village or the children […]

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Kirchenschoß für die abgebrannten Pfarrzimmer; Patrone und Pastor gegen Anselm v. Podewils wegen des Pfarrzaunes; Pastor Joachim Friedrich Gley gegen Schneider Gottfried Schultze Please note that the following is based on my best understanding from what I could read of the old script. A further examination for accuracy would be appreciated. Matrikel-Tabelle der Kirche zu […]

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The archives in Koszalin have a book containing the birth dates, parents, and residences for children who underwent a formal process for guardianship. It’s a rare find for those researching in Belgard, and I’m not sure if books like this exist for other Kreise. It’s unfortunate that only one book in the series survives in […]

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A large part of visiting the archives was to discover what information each type of record contains. The video below shows what can be found in church reparation documents. The book shown in the video is “Bauten und Reparaturen an den Kirchen-, Pfarr- und Schulgebäuden zu Belgard Vol I.” The pages inventory what is needed […]

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One of our readers sent us a rather interesting document: the Sippenfragebogen for his relative Ewald Oskar Klebusch. It seems that this form was needed to be filled out during the Nazi time as a sort of family questionnaire. View the document here. More information about where these types of records can be found is unknown […]

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I was in receipt of the citizen’s register from Landsberg an der Warthe this week. It’s a very small document in comparison to most records, but it contains hundreds of entries with birth dates and civil information such as birth dates, professions, and places of origin. While the register was completed in 1822, it contains […]

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