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 are the emigration records from Pommern to Mecklenburg, Schwerin, and Strelitz. The books that are online are linked and bolded in the list below. For more information about what types of information can be found in these books, please refer to the article on Kolberg’s emigration books. Wegen Auswanderungen und Vermögens Exportationen nach dem […]

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These books cover the Altelutheranische (Old Lutheran) emigration from Pommern to North America and Australia. These records greatly complement the work of Wilhelm Iwan’s Die Altlutherische Auswanderung um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Eine Episode deutscher Auswanderung: Band II, which can also be searched in full-text at Archivaria. These Old Lutherans dissented to Friedrich Wilhelm […]

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The following is the story of the timeline since 1983 of the buried church records at former Sammenthin in Kreis Arnswalde. Some of these people may be dead and some of the contact information for the people I wrote might be out of date. Sammenthin = Zamecin Schonfelde = Zensko (Chan-ish-ko) Arnswalde  = Choszczno (Host-no)  […]

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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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This church book shows a list of the communicants in the parish of Charbrow from 1766 through the early 1800s. It also covers the surrounding villages of the Vorwerk Heide, Ziegelei (Ziegeleÿ), Speck (Spek), Labenz (Lebentz), Babidol (Babyedol), and Dambin (Dambien). Nahmen aller der jenigen welche sich bey mir zur Communion halten 1766. 1. Charbrow, […]

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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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