Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Labes, Pomerania, Prussia,  Germany
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Location of Labes, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Pomerania are located in Germany and Poland. Labes is in Poland.
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1647-1756
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Preußen, Pommern, Labes, Kirchenbücher
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What is in this Collection?

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.

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


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1756.

Collection Content

Sample Images

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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 Do I Search This Collection?

When searching, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Age and or residence
  • An estimated event year
  • A parent's name
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1756.

To search by image:

⇒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).

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. == 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, What Now?

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that their may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • 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.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citing 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, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1756.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Privatbesitz, Soborg, Dänemark (private collection, Soborg, Denmark).

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, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1756.