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Title in the Language of the Record
Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen
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.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Evangelische Kirche Stralsund. Landesarchiv Greifswald.
These birth records generally contain the following information:
- Date of birth
- Name of child
- Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
These 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
These death records generally contain the following information:
- Date of death
- Name of deceased
- Parents’ names
- Spouse’s name (if married)
- Occupation of deceased
How to Use the Record
To search the collection 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection
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Example for a Browsed Collection:
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.