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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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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The Meisterbuch from the Schneider guild in Kolberg spanned two hundred years from 1679 until 1879. This important resource recorded the names of members of the guild along with other details that were important to their membership and privileges. Amtsbuch der Schneidermeister (1679-1879)    

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The Grundbücher for Rützow detail the ownership of the pension farmers from what was known as a Rentengüter. Earlier entries detail the the owners before more people settled in from elsewhere. This was, in-part, a product of inner colonization. Special thanks to a librarian in Koszalin, who helped by photographing the first three books several […]

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These two volumes contain information about the school and school teachers of Peterfitz in the parish of Klaptow of the Körlin synod. While these documents typically also hold information about some of the residents, this book appears to be more straight-forward to matters regarding school affairs and curriculum covered. Schule und die Schullehrer zu Peterfitz […]

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Alt Quetzin is a small rural village in the former Kreis Kolberg-Körlin, today known as the Polish village, Kukinia. The outskirts of the village are largely farm land. On my trip, I decided to stop through this village, as this was the former residence of my great-great-uncle Kurt. I wanted to see the village he […]

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