Unlike other surrounding villages near the Belgard parish, Redlin did not attend church in Belgard Stadt. Residents went to church in Körlin, whose records–outside of the military garrison church books–did not survive. This book chronicles land ownership in Redlin from the first mortgage and inheritable leases. I suppose by today’s standards, this could be considered […]

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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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These are the mortgage and property records for Klötzin in Kreis Belgard. So far as known, no civil or church records survived, making these books exceptionally important. Land owners were listed in chronological order for each parcel of land. Grund- und Hypothekenbuch des [im Schivelbeinschen Kreise gelegenen Dorfes Klötzin b] Klötzin a. Band I Blatt […]

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The Grundbuch for Natztow is one of the only surviving records detailing the history of the village prior to the implementation of the Standesamt in October of 1874. These land records cover the early 1800s and have entries branching into the 1900s. Grundbuch von Natztow Band Ic Blatt 1-17 One interesting fact to note is […]

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Although the civil registry for Boissin survived through the Standesamt Lenzen, church books for this village can no longer be found to assist with research prior to October 1874. However, these land registers, while missing the original two volumes, provide a glimpse into land ownership for the village of Boissin. Information found in the Grundbücher […]

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The two books in the series are a little different than most I’ve come across. A number of the earlier land registers contain the same information as that found in the first book for Zietlow. However, in this case, the book was labeled as a mortgages book rather than a Grundbuch. As such, it would […]

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This mortgage book complements the Grundbücher for Peterfitz and includes references to land in Klaptow. Further information is expanded upon and the earliest entries list more than just the owner’s “Ehefrau,” sometimes listing her full name and more information about when the property was acquired and from whom. The book is dated 1822-1845 but contains […]

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The land records for Peterfitz in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin contain entries of property owners for the village. Each entry in the first volume typically begins with mortgages and continues to listing the residents and some of their relatives. Peterfitz Grundbuch Volume 1 Peterfitz Grundbuch Volume 2 Other early records for this village are scarce, and church […]

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This document is a collection of certificates for land in Pumlow. These denote land rights and inheritable transfers of property to offspring. There are pages concerning inheritable tenancy of the land and mortgages. Pumlow Urkunden Sammlung As church records no longer exist for the Siedkow parish to which Pumlow belonged, this document stands as evidence […]

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