Friday, January 11, 2013


Welcome to the Pommern Special Interest Group Blog!

For those of you who don't know, the Pommern Special Interest Group is a group sponsored by the Immigrant Genealogy Society in Burbank, California.  The group specializes in Pomeranian genealogy, culture, and history.

Never heard of Pomerania?  Pomerania is a historical region bordered on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in what is now north eastern Germany (Mecklenberg Vor Pommern) and most of Western Poland  Below is a map that shows The German Empire from 1871 - 1918, a time period where many Pomeranians were immigrating to America.

The Pommern Special Interest Group publishes Die Pommerschen Leute (The Pommern People), a quarterly newsletter.  The newsletter features articles with tips for researching Pomeranian ancestors, as well as genealogical information submitted by subscribers.  You can subscribe to the Die Pommerschen Leute here.

This blog will feature research success stories, research hints and tips for Pommern research, and group announcements.

You can visit the Pommern Special Interest Group at the Immigrant Genealogy Society Library:
1310-B W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, California 91506

Office hours for the library are: 
Wednesday 12 - 5 p.m.
1st and 3rd Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2nd and 4th Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

Meeting This Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 p.m.  All are welcome to attend!