This book contains general files about the duplication of church books around Körlin. The document itself is of little interest to family history researchers, but does contain a few “chance finds” pages. Die von den Pfarrern einzureichenden Duplikate der Kirchenbücher. Vol. I. Acta Generalia (26/143/0/1.1/8)

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This spring, I went to visit the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage to research possible Gutknecht relatives. They were very kind and friendly, and they allowed me to photograph the books so I could continue research at home. I had also inquired whether it would be possible for me to share the photos for […]

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Immanuel Lutheran was one of the first churches established in the region by German pioneers in the area surrounding Mayville, Wisconsin. It’s church books provide a valuable insight into these early settlers and their lineages. The earliest services were conducted in Friedrich Jagow’s house. The pastor has graciously provided us with permission to upload them […]

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The following is a letter to Heather Knight from her father concerning his journey to Sammenthin to look for his Witt family and any traces of history. All text remains unaltered, except where necessary for spelling, grammar, or reading clarification. When possible, these instances are noted in brackets or italics. [It was] In May of 1983 […]

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I happened upon this church book in the Stettin Archives by mistake. Since it was such a small book, I opted to photograph it in addition to the items on my agenda. I’ll explain the story behind this after going into detail about this book. Quisbernow Kirchenbuch (1840) The church book for Quisbernow is a […]

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These book cover the Concordienkirche (Konkordienkirche) in Landsberg an der Warthe, for births and marriages. The books in the archives begin in 1812 and continue through 1874. They were obtained in person and with permission of the archives in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Due to the regulations concerning daily limits, I was only able to photograph the […]

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These book cover the church of St. Marien, the Hauptkirche in Landsberg an der Warthe, for births, marriages, and deaths. The books in the archives begin in 1814 and continue through 1874. They were obtained in person and with permission of the archives in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The kind staff were incredibly helpful. It does appear […]

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A little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast I received a response from Stanley Frymark, who lives in former Kashubian […]

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A little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast I received a response from Stanley Frymark, who lives in former Kashubian […]

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Typically, I become frustrated when others try to monetize archival holdings. However, a little over a year ago, I stumbled onto information about a tour guide in Poland who was granted permission to photograph church books in the diocese archives. Skeptical at first, I put in my request and was quickly surprised at how fast […]

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