These are the emigration records from Kreis Greifenberg. 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 Auswanderungen Königl. Unterthanen in fremde Staaten, sowie die mit dem […]

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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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Most immigration records in some capacity reference individuals looking to leave the country and might provide additional information through passenger lists and grantings of permission to leave. These records for Kreis Belgard entail information on those who either left the German (or Prussian at that time) territory of Belgard. Akten des Landraths-Amts Belgarder Kreise betreffend […]

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It is a little-known fact that emigration records in Pomerania used to be kept by the police departments in county-level divisions. These records give much more insight than most would imagine, including descriptions of appearances, those traveling with, and supporting documentation for the emigrant. Sometimes, one can gain a better understanding of why the person […]

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These documents were sent in by one of our readers, and further exemplifies why ship manifests alone do not paint a complete picture of our ancestors. The documentation provided here can help us learn more about ancestor professions, social standing and wealth, and potentially where they came from. While these documents might be fragmentary or […]

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The city of Blumenau, Brazil was founded on September 2, 1850 by German immigrants. The place takes its name from its founder, Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau. Many from the lists below show variations of place names from Pomerania but may be spelled incorrectly. For example, Podewils is spelled “Podewels” and “Podewelg” and Nelep is […]

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