Not only did most of the church records for Körlin not survive outside of military garrisons, the master’s book for the Körlin Schneider guild pre-dates most surviving duplicate books for anywhere in Hinterpommern by about 200 years. This is a valuable resource that can help fill in the gaps from other records. For example, the […]

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While Körlin’s Standesamt survived, only its military church book for the garrison managed to make it to the present day. With such a huge gap in a historic city’s records, looking to the guilds can be a helpful start for understanding who worked in the area. The Schmied guild essentially covers blacksmiths belonging to the […]

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While doing research, I noticed a DNA match on a side that is not in my tree. I traced the immigrating generation back to Pommern from the U.S. and noticed a pattern with some of the names and locations in the tree. I am of the opinion that the connection along this tree is to […]

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I owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Kolberger Lande for their help in indexing the Schneider guild for the area surrounding Körlin. With their help, it was also discovered that this collection, while organized by the archives underneath the “Cechy Miasta” guild collections as a tailors guild also includes furriers and saddlers. Several months […]

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