Searching for Pomerania (Pommern), Germany Church and Civil Records Using Pommerscher Greif

Pommerscher Greif is an important website with vital information for locating civil registration and church records for the German/Prussian province of Pomerania (Pommern), including Hinterpommern (now in Poland), and Vorpommern, still in modern Germany. It also provides links to records available digitally online, and addresses for archives when written requests for records are necessary. This lesson demonstrates the use of the Pommerscher Greif place name search to access these important Pomeranian records.

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