These are the emigration records from Kreis Regenwalde. 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. Auswanderungen nach Nord Amerika Kreis Regenwalde. (1869-1872) [9805] Auswanderungen nach Nord […]

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This long awaited collection is finally online in-part. These are the emigration records from Kreis Lauenburg. 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. Die Vorschriften wegen […]

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Hi all! Continuing the series on reading the old German script. Today’s lesson: Sütterlin. This video will show you the main differences between Sütterlin and Kurrentschrift, picking apart how the letters are different. Take a listen and pay attention! Future episodes will walk you through real-life examples from a variety of records. So why make […]

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Most are familiar with the immigration and passenger lists on various family history websites. However, several little-known collections in the Stettin Archives help bridge the missing records from other ports, those that either destroyed the lists after a certain number of years and those that never kept record of the immigrants. Additionally, not all immigrants […]

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There have been a number of dead-ends and brick walls in my family tree, some that have persisted for generations. I only began researching my family’s history when I studied abroad in Germany in 2014. Some branches of my family tree were well-documented by previous family members. Others were complete mysteries. It wouldn’t be my […]

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These inheritable farms (Erbhof) sometimes include pages of the Grundbücher. Click on the links below to view the books. Because the church books did not survive, these are vital substitutes. Der Erbhof Nr 1 Bd. I Bl. 2 zu Rarfin (Martin Friedrich Elert, Otto Elert)26/142/0/2/1929 Der Erbhof Nr. 1 Bd. I Bl. 2 zu Rarfin […]

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This is the first volume of the Grundbücher for Vorwerk in Kreis Belgard. I have a personal interest in this village, as church records indicated that my 4th great-uncle was born there to a herding family in 1829. This complements the surviving church book and may provide more expansive information on the residents. Grundbuch von […]

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These files are the inheritable farms in Klein Rambin. This collection appears to be somewhat fragmentary. One of them contains pages from the first volume of the Grundbücher. Erbhofakten betr. den Erbhof Nr. 2 Bd. I Bl. 3 und 35 zu Klein Rambin (1931-1942) Erbhofakten betr. den Erbhof Nr. 3 Bd. II Bl. 24 zu […]

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