This book contains general files about the duplication of church books around Körlin. The document itself is of little interest to family history researchers, but does contain a few “chance finds” pages. Die von den Pfarrern einzureichenden Duplikate der Kirchenbücher. Vol. I. Acta Generalia (26/143/0/1.1/8)

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This expanding collection is comprised of mortgages, specific properties and their owners, and various other elements required for the transfer of land within the city to its various owners. In some cases, files on inheritance (Erben) can fill in gaps in family trees and suspected relatives because they tend to list all children with inheritance […]

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These four books provide an insight into the shoemaker’s guild in Körlin. This also includes slipper makers. Although the dates of these books are around the same timeframe as the Standesamt, importantly, the guild members are listed with their birth date, date of entry into the guild, and the member’s place of residence. These include […]

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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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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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