Unlike other surrounding villages near the Belgard parish, Redlin did not attend church in Belgard Stadt. Residents went to church in Körlin, whose records–outside of the military garrison church books–did not survive. This book chronicles land ownership in Redlin from the first mortgage and inheritable leases. I suppose by today’s standards, this could be considered […]

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These two books are the Mutterrolle for Eschenriege in Kreis Neustettin. They list the property owners of the village along with property descriptions. These books specifically are quite detailed in the number of residents recorded. It is notable that the church and civil records for this village survived, making it much easier to determine from […]

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The smaller community of Altstadt belonged to the village of Wobrow. This document details land recessions and mortgages to the farmers and cottagers in Altstadt. Because of the extent of the records loss for this area, these documents are helpful to reclaiming some of the lost family history and providing an alternative source to trace […]

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This collection of certificates shows the early mortgages and registering of land to the farmers and cottagers in Dassow. In some cases, ancestors who lived on the same land are named as previous holders of that land. Urkunden Sammlung der Ortschaft Dassow (1822) Urkunden Sammlung der Ortschaft Dassow (1847)

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The archives in Gdańsk have digitized the police records for the city of Danzig. The Allensteiner Indexierungsprojekt organized the collection on their website which can be viewed here. The list is quite long, and the card index starts at reference number 10/14/0/5/7000, which can be found towards the bottom. The collection itself is housed on […]

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These are the mortgage and property records for Klötzin in Kreis Belgard. So far as known, no civil or church records survived, making these books exceptionally important. Land owners were listed in chronological order for each parcel of land. Grund- und Hypothekenbuch des [im Schivelbeinschen Kreise gelegenen Dorfes Klötzin b] Klötzin a. Band I Blatt […]

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Because Redlin was in Kreis Belgard but belonged to the parish in Körlin, the church records for this nearby village did not survive. However, these early property records rebuild in part the list of residents who lived in Redlin. Urkunden Sammlung von Redlin (1822) Urkunden Sammlung von Redlin (1838) Urkunden Sammlung von Redlin (1845)

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I had requested the Amtsbuch for the butcher’s guild, which would have detailed over a hundred years of history before 1800, but I was brought this book instead. (I actually just realized this while verifying the book’s reference signature number.) It’s not a very interesting document or one that contains any family history material, but […]

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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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