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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Preußen, Pommern, Labes, Kirchenbücher

Record Description

This collection contains Catholic Church records containing births, marriages, and deaths for the parish of Labes in Pomerania, Prussia. The original records are in private possession. These records are in German. Labes is now modern Łobez, Szczecin, Poland. Pomerania is a historical region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea. The name Pomerania (Pommern in German) comes from Slavic po more, which means Land at the Sea.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1764.

Record Content

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Names of witnesses

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Names of family members

How to Use the Record

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Event Type and Year Range" category which will take you to the images. Images are categorized the following way: Heiraten (marriages), Taufen (baptisms), and Tote(deaths).

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check nearby locations for records. Since the town is in modern-day Poland, here is a link to an 1893 map which shows German place names of the region:Labes, Prussia 1893 map

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Pommern, Labes items or FHL Keyword Pommern, Labes items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1764.” Images. FamilySearch. accessed 2015. Citing private collection, Soborg, Denmark.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1764.


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