Thanks to several generous gifts, we were able to digitize roughly sixty emigration books from the Szczecin Archive. We continue to request and digitize books from Pomeranian archives and look to partner with those who would like to contribute scans they have acquired. Another thirty or so books should be available mid-February. I do apologize […]

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An extremely high concentration of Pomeranian immigrant families settled in Milwaukee and attended what was then known as Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. A chance find two weeks ago hastened the chase, as I pursued a new clue. Reading through the books, it seems that numerous families in the church originated in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. The books […]

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Gottlieb Schulz, born 25 Sep 1774, in Hohenselchow, died 1835 Gottlieb was born 25 Sep in Hohenselchow. He was a soldier, a carpenter and owner in the neighboring village of Heinrichshof. Gottlieb married Anne Dorothee Sophie Lohn. Unfortunately, Anne, the wife of carpenter Gottlieb, died young on 18 Jul 1810, age 28, and was buried […]

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New, never-before digitized Kirchenbücher for Kreis Greifenhagen are now online for free access. We were asked by a reader to look into the missing book from the Szczecin Archive for the village of Selchow from 1810 to 1848. Naturally, once stumbling upon the entire undigitized collection, we felt it pertinent to obtain not just that […]

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Few early records for Zarnefanz were easily found. While the Grundbücher for the early 1800s does not appear to have survived, these three Grundakten cover specific properties in the village. These contain Erbhofroölle and even pages from the original Grundbücher for this lot. Das Grundstück Bd. 4 Bl. 46 zu Zarnefanz Das Grundstück Bd. 4 […]

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This collection of documents details land ownership from around the time the peasant Bauer were given property rights in the early 1800s. Especially considering the church records for Lenzen are no longer in existence, these pages provide crucial information to those tracing their lineages to this village. Urkunden Sammlung (Rezess)

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These are some of the earliest land records available for Lenzen, where church books have not survived. These volumes are of greater importance, as the Standesamt register survived and helps to fill in gaps. Because of the Grundbücher, it might be possible to trace one’s lineage further back. Grundbuch von Lenzen Band III Blatt 10-12 […]

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Some of the pages of this document collection contain Rezess files detailing the ownership of land. Urkunden Sammlung von Gross Jestin (1850) This valuable resource contains numerous names from the village and has some pages dating back to 1836 and others going back to 1816 and 1823. In the absence of vital records, these hopeful […]

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These books detail property ownership for Groß Jestin in Kreis Kolberg-Körlin. Unfortunately, these records start later than the ideal situation, with many pages starting in the 1850s and 1860s. However, with the Standesamt completely lost and the only surviving church records (deaths) from the 1800s and 1900s being held hostage by the Archiwum Diecezji Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeskiej, […]

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