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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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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This book covers the merchants guild in Belgard for over a hundred years. It is cataloged in the Szczecin Archives as beginning in 1698. However, several of the earliest pages flip back and forth from 1697 to 1678 to 1698 and then back again to 1675. Additionally, the catalog from Szczecin lists this guild, possibly […]

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This collection is especially valuable to those researching earlier than the 1800s in Belgard, as this collection of books starts in 1610. Das Fünf Ämter Chor is a five-office group of various guilds. These include: Bäcker, Häcker, Tischler, Böttcher, and Klein Schmiede. All but the last of the files belong to the collection “Cechy miasta […]

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