This is the handworks Protokollbuch for the Schneider trade in Belgard. Not only does it list members of the guild, it also has an index at the back of the book that states which years the craftsman was active in the guild. Sometimes, the year of death can be ascertained from comments at the end […]

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Not only did most of the church records for Körlin not survive outside of military garrisons, the master’s book for the Körlin Schneider guild pre-dates most surviving duplicate books for anywhere in Hinterpommern by about 200 years. This is a valuable resource that can help fill in the gaps from other records. For example, the […]

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The Belgard Schneider guild’s Amtsbuch and Protokollbuch recorded members of the guild from 1740 until 1786 and various details that were relevant to their guild membership. Amts und Protokollbuch, Schneider Innung in Belgard

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The Meisterbuch from the Schneider guild in Kolberg spanned two hundred years from 1679 until 1879. This important resource recorded the names of members of the guild along with other details that were important to their membership and privileges. Amtsbuch der Schneidermeister (1679-1879)    

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  This book details land recessions to the farmers in Groß Panknin. This record is dated in 1850, which is later than most of the land recession documents, and is also shorter than most other volumes. Urkunden Sammlung von Gr. Panknin

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This book details files for land reclamation of deserted areas and the appointment of foreign colonists. The document mentions families from the Hessen-Darmstadt and Polish areas, among other places. Some pages call these colonists by name. Areas surrounding Vorwerk in Belgard are mentioned, such as the Schetterow, Lülfitz, Rostin, Klein Panknin, and Klempin. Other pages […]

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The testament of the Altbüdner Martin Geske clarifies that he was very sick. Because of this, he began his last will and testament with some of the earliest pages being dated May 13, 1848. Pastor Vetter in Rützow furthered in the Todesanzeige that Martin Geske was a widower, dying on the 14th of June, 1848 […]

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