Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Clickable Links or Summer Issue

The Summer issue of the periodical Die Pommerschen Leute was mailed yesterday (August 14, 2013) to those that subscribe to it. Margret Ott, contributed the following article “Pomerania – Villages and Maps that appears on pages 8-9. It has  a list of internet pages. For your convenience, this list appears with clickable links on our Facebook page and here on our blog.

 Villages in Polish Pomerania:
 Villages in German Pomerania
 Village encyclopedias
 Mapster (downloadable Maps) 1890-1952
 Topographic maps from some German locations
 Topographic maps from all Polish locations
 Maps of Poland today with even better aerial Pho-tos than Google
 Map that combines both Google maps and historic maps (click into the square at top left corner), ex-cellent for preparing a trip, because you can see both German and Polish village names
 Lovely and detailed maps from 1692-1709 from Swedish Pomerania at

Margret Ott lives in Germany and maintains the following websites (in German): and Her e-mail address is

Thank you for your contribution Margaret!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

What is your Pomeranian Identity?

The Pommern Special Interest Group was recently contacted by a researcher from the Pomeranian State Museum and is conducting research about individuals with ancestors from Pomerania that moved to other countries during the 19th century.  So the researcher has sent us some questions and if you have ancestors that immigrated to the United States (or other countries) during the 19th century, would you take a few minutes to answer the questions in the comments section?

1.) Prior to getting interested in genealogy and family history, were you aware of your Pomeranian identity?

2.) Do you still practice/preserve Pomeranian traditions and if so, how?

3.) Do you speak Low German?  Did you learn it in school or through family?