These are the emigration records from Kreis Randow. Please note that other books coinciding with Stettin and Saatzig might further contain some of the information one might be searching for, in consideration of the various boundary and jurisdictional changes that happened in this area. The books that are online are linked and bolded in the […]

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This collection doesn’t quite fit neatly into the same category as other immigration/emigration records. These mostly detail the passports of those entering or leaving Daber in Kreis Naugard and predate most of the actual emigration lists of people who permanently left Pomerania for other foreign places. Notably, these show deposited Reisepässe, sending back illegitimate persons, […]

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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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The archives in Gdańsk have digitized the police records for the city of Danzig. The Allensteiner Indexierungsprojekt organized the collection on their website which can be viewed here. The list is quite long, and the card index starts at reference number 10/14/0/5/7000, which can be found towards the bottom. The collection itself is housed on […]

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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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These documents outline the process of immigration for people within former Kreis Schivelbein, occasionally referencing locations from the surrounding Kreise, including Belgard. Within these pages, hope is provided for people to trace the origins of their Pomeranian families who immigrated to the United States, Canada, and Brazil. Some surnames that can be found in these […]

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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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