New, never-before digitized Kirchenbücher for Kreis Greifenhagen are now online for free access. We were asked by a reader to look into the missing book from the Szczecin Archive for the village of Selchow from 1810 to 1848. Naturally, once stumbling upon the entire undigitized collection, we felt it pertinent to obtain not just that one book, but the whole collection of church books from Greifenhagen.

Unfortunately, the book for Selchow was never found in this effort. Those knowing more about its whereabouts are kindly asked to please reach out to us with more information. From the scans, it is assumed the previous catalog inventories mentioning it are actually referencing the neighboring book for Groß Schönfeld and Wilhelmswalde, whose date range is identical, erroneously showing that the book was for the village of Selchow.

(As a personal note, anyone with access to the books for Hohenselchow and Luckow in Kreis Randow are also encouraged to please reach out.)

Click the links below to access each of the church books:

As a final note, we want you, the reader to know that we are uploading these books as “open source.” We do not take ownership of them. We will never charge you for them. We want you to freely redistribute them and keep personal copies on-hand so the keeping of these books are decentralized and should never be disappear from access again. The only thing we would ask is that if you republish them elsewhere, please credit My Pomerania and provide a link to our website so we may continue sourcing and providing records that have previously been undigitized.


This collection has not been transcribed yet.

Help us make these records more accessible for researchers worldwide. If you can read old script, we would love your help to make the entries in these books searchable. Please consider donating your time, even if it's just for a few pages. (We also use Google Sheets so you can see where the last person left off and where the work needs to be continued!)

If you're interested, please send an email to [email protected].

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