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''[[Germany Genealogy|Germany]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pomerania, Germany Genealogy|Pomerania]]''   
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| LOC_01 =Prussia
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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| LOC_02 = Pomerania
 
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Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen  
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| record_type =Church Records         
== Record Description  ==
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| start_year = 1544
 
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| end_year = 1945 
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]         
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| title_language = Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Pomerania, Germany Genealogy]]       
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| FS_URL_02 =  [[Pomerania Timeline]]       
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]         
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church Records]]           
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Genealogy]]         
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.hot-map.com/deutschlandkarte Interactive German Map]         
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.genealogy.net/reg/POM/pommern.html German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania]       
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]         
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]         
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.ptg.gda.pl/index.php/publisher/articleview/frmArticleID/2/ Pomeranian Genealogical Association]         
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| Current_LOC = Parts of Pomerania are located in Germany and Poland.
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| custodian = [http://www.kulturwerte-mv.de/cms2/LAKD1_prod/LAKD1/de/Landesarchiv/Landesarchiv_Greifswald/index.jsp Landesarchiv Greifswald]         
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== What is in this Collection? ==         
 
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.  
 
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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1874205/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
 
=== 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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Evangelische Kirche Stralsund. Landesarchiv Greifswald.}}
 
 
 
[[Germany, Pomerania Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Pomerania Church Book Examples">
 
Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Births DGS 4717349 22.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Marriages DGS 4717349 76.jpg|Marriages
 
Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Burials DGS 4717349 57.jpg|Burial Record
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
'''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
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select "State or Province" category <br> ⇒Select "District" category <br> ⇒Select "Parish: Town" category <br> ⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and volume" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogy.net/reg/POM/pommern.html German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Pommern Genealogy]]
 
*[[Prussia-Pommern Church History]]
 
*[[Prussia-Pommern Population]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Sample Images  ===       
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Click on images for a larger view.       
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Births DGS 4717349 22.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Marriages DGS 4717349 76.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Burials DGS 4717349 57.jpg|Burial Record
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:   
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*Date of birth 
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*Name of child 
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*Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name) 
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*Gender 
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*Witnesses or godparents
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information: 
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*Date of marriage 
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*Name of bride and groom 
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*Names of bride and groom’s parents 
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*Age of bride and groom 
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*Birth year of bride and groom
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information:
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*Date of death 
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*Name of deceased 
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*Parents’ names 
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*Spouse’s name (if married) 
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*Occupation of deceased
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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It is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Residence
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*Age or birth date
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*Names of family members
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection  ===
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
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'''To search by image:'''
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> 
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⇒Select "State or Province" category<br> 
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⇒Select "District" category<br> 
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⇒Select "Parish: Town" category<br>
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⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and volume" category which takes you to the images
  
Example for a Browsed Collection:  
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==What do I do next?==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.   
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===         
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.           
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) vital records] in the country.         
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.         
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*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.         
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===             
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.                 
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*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the 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 an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.         
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.         
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.         
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.       
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]].         
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered. 
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Landesarchiv Greifswald, Greifswald (Greifswald Provincial Archives, Greifswald).}} 
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== How You Can Contribute  == 
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{{Contributor_invite}}   
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Pomerania, Prussia,  Germany
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Location of Pomerania, Prussia, Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Pomerania are located in Germany and Poland.
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1544-1945
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Landesarchiv Greifswald


What is in this Collection?

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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Birth records may contain the following information:
  • Date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
  • Gender
  • Witnesses or godparents
Marriage records may 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 may contain the following information:
  • Date of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Spouse’s name (if married)
  • Occupation of deceased

How Do I Search This Collection?

It is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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

What do I do next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the 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 an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Landesarchiv Greifswald, 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 image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the 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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