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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Making my way north towards Cammin, Hackenwalde was one of the first places I drove through in Pomerania. In hindsight, Hackenwalde’s village is a great example of pre-war Pommern. The church, while renovated on the inside, boasts traditional small-town church architecture. Houses are also typical of the previously small farming communities. One of the highlights […]

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Immanuel Lutheran was one of the first churches established in the region by German pioneers in the area surrounding Mayville, Wisconsin. It’s church books provide a valuable insight into these early settlers and their lineages. The earliest services were conducted in Friedrich Jagow’s house. The pastor has graciously provided us with permission to upload them […]

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