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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen

Record Description

These records are in German. This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1544-1945. These records come from Evangelical Lutheran and Roman Catholic church records, as well as transcripts for a portion of Pomerania now located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Birth records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
  • Gender

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of marriage
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of bride and groom’s parents
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Birth year of bride and groom

Death records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Spouse’s name (if married)
  • Occupation of deceased

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

To search the collection image by image you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "State or Province" category
⇒Select "District" category
⇒Select "Parish: Town" category
⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and volume" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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 and 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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Pommern items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Pommern items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Germany Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Related Websites

German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. 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 Church Records, 1544-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Evangelische Kirche Stralsund. Landesarchiv Greifswald [Greifswald Provincial Archives, Greifswald.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945.

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 Church Records, 1544-1945.


 

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