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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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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Unlike other surrounding villages near the Belgard parish, Redlin did not attend church in Belgard Stadt. Residents went to church in Körlin, whose records–outside of the military garrison church books–did not survive. This book chronicles land ownership in Redlin from the first mortgage and inheritable leases. I suppose by today’s standards, this could be considered […]

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The smaller community of Altstadt belonged to the village of Wobrow. This document details land recessions and mortgages to the farmers and cottagers in Altstadt. Because of the extent of the records loss for this area, these documents are helpful to reclaiming some of the lost family history and providing an alternative source to trace […]

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This collection of certificates shows the early mortgages and registering of land to the farmers and cottagers in Dassow. In some cases, ancestors who lived on the same land are named as previous holders of that land. Urkunden Sammlung der Ortschaft Dassow (1822) Urkunden Sammlung der Ortschaft Dassow (1847)

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These are the mortgage and property records for Klötzin in Kreis Belgard. So far as known, no civil or church records survived, making these books exceptionally important. Land owners were listed in chronological order for each parcel of land. Grund- und Hypothekenbuch des [im Schivelbeinschen Kreise gelegenen Dorfes Klötzin b] Klötzin a. Band I Blatt […]

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Although the civil registry for Boissin survived through the Standesamt Lenzen, church books for this village can no longer be found to assist with research prior to October 1874. However, these land registers, while missing the original two volumes, provide a glimpse into land ownership for the village of Boissin. Information found in the Grundbücher […]

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The two books in the series are a little different than most I’ve come across. A number of the earlier land registers contain the same information as that found in the first book for Zietlow. However, in this case, the book was labeled as a mortgages book rather than a Grundbuch. As such, it would […]

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This mortgage book complements the Grundbücher for Peterfitz and includes references to land in Klaptow. Further information is expanded upon and the earliest entries list more than just the owner’s “Ehefrau,” sometimes listing her full name and more information about when the property was acquired and from whom. The book is dated 1822-1845 but contains […]

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