There have been a number of dead-ends and brick walls in my family tree, some that have persisted for generations. I only began researching my family’s history when I studied abroad in Germany in 2014. Some branches of my family tree were well-documented by previous family members. Others were complete mysteries. It wouldn’t be my […]

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This is the first volume of the Grundbücher for Parsow in Kreis Köslin. Because the church books for Körlin, to which Parsow belonged, no longer exist except in fragmentary form, this book is a valuable resource to understanding who the early landowners were in the village. Grundbuch von dem Parsow Band I Blatt Nr. 1 […]

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These land records cover the early owners in Schwemmin, Kreis Köslin. At least one other volume exists, but has not yet been digitized. Grundbuch von Schwemmin Band I Blatt Nr. 1 – 17 Schwemmin belonged to the Parsow Standesamt, but the Alt Marrin church parish. The Parsow Standesamt appears to have survived intact while the […]

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This series of books contains an interesting history of land ownership in the 1700s, pre-dating most surviving church books. While there is little to be observed for the common people at the time, these pages reveal more about the noble families who owned the land and their children who inherited it. Land-Buch Fürstenthum-Camminschen Creyses [Bartin […]

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