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 spring, I went to visit the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Portage to research possible Gutknecht relatives. They were very kind and friendly, and they allowed me to photograph the books so I could continue research at home. I had also inquired whether it would be possible for me to share the photos for […]

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I happened upon this church book in the Stettin Archives by mistake. Since it was such a small book, I opted to photograph it in addition to the items on my agenda. I’ll explain the story behind this after going into detail about this book. Quisbernow Kirchenbuch (1840) The church book for Quisbernow is a […]

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These book cover the Concordienkirche (Konkordienkirche) in Landsberg an der Warthe, for births and marriages. The books in the archives begin in 1812 and continue through 1874. They were obtained in person and with permission of the archives in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Due to the regulations concerning daily limits, I was only able to photograph the […]

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These book cover the church of St. Marien, the Hauptkirche in Landsberg an der Warthe, for births, marriages, and deaths. The books in the archives begin in 1814 and continue through 1874. They were obtained in person and with permission of the archives in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The kind staff were incredibly helpful. It does appear […]

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Microfilm Collections Locked A number of researchers have been left in the lurch since the LDS operated FamilySearch removed physical microfilm collections from circulation in 2017. After an almost two-year waiting period, many of these same collections were digitized and provided online at no-cost. However, for researchers with a focus on former eastern German territories […]

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The experienced family researcher with ancestors in Pomerania knows the situation. The sources for family research in Pomerania are archived, due to the special historical and legal situation, in the various archives and offices in Germany and Poland. The church books and civil registry office documents are distributed on: State archives in Poland (State Archive […]

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