This is the first volume of the Grundbücher for Parsow in Kreis Köslin. Because the church books for Körlin, to which Parsow belonged, no longer exist except in fragmentary form, this book is a valuable resource to understanding who the early landowners were in the village. Grundbuch von dem Parsow Band I Blatt Nr. 1 […]

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While researching a clue to my family’s history, I stumbled upon a book that included names from Nelep and ordered it from the Koszalin Archives. Little did I know that the books in this series contain the names of all of the owners from the Grundbücher, including those that have been lost. Although little detail […]

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These land records cover the early owners in Schwemmin, Kreis Köslin. At least one other volume exists, but has not yet been digitized. Grundbuch von Schwemmin Band I Blatt Nr. 1 – 17 Schwemmin belonged to the Parsow Standesamt, but the Alt Marrin church parish. The Parsow Standesamt appears to have survived intact while the […]

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These are the first four volumes of the Arnhausen land registers. Early church records are fragmentary between 1824 and 1848. Earlier records are difficult to read and appear to only exist as microfilm copies from 1616 to 1759 and are of poor quality; those can be found on Ancestry.com under the Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, […]

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In the absence of surviving records for Nelep, these Grundbücher provide a good look into the residents and those with whom they did business through the list of debts against each property. Grund- und Hypothekenbuch der zur Commende Schivelbein gehörigen Dorfes Nelep Band I Blatt Nr 1-10 Grundbuch von Nelep Band II Blatt 11-18 Grund- […]

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These four books provide an insight into the shoemaker’s guild in Körlin. This also includes slipper makers. Although the dates of these books are around the same timeframe as the Standesamt, importantly, the guild members are listed with their birth date, date of entry into the guild, and the member’s place of residence. These include […]

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In the absence of surviving church books, a joint effort was undertaken thanks to the sponsorship of one of our readers who helped fund the process of digitizing this collection. This important venture helps create a fuller picture of the families who once resided in Körlin. I’d like to take a minute to thank Michael […]

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