Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
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The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
Welcome to the website of the
Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
 
We are glad you came to visit. 
Please stay awhile.
Be sure to explore the links in
the red bar on the left.
Regular meetings, both in person and via Zoom, are resuming in May 2021. For details, click on "Events" in the red bar to the left.
 

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Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings 
 (Sacramento German Gen. Soc.)
Tuesday, April 27  1:00 pm Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Online [English]
"Stolp Family History Society and its Holdings" will be presented by Uwe Kerntopf. Stolp is the German name for a city and district in Poland and was historically an administrative district (Kreis) in Pomerania.  The Society has been very actively collecting, preserving and researching this former German district and its neighboring district. Inhabitants from this area were expelled in 1945, often after having been expelled from regions even further east. The descendants have collected much vital information since then, and recently made connections with current inhabitants of the region to work together in collecting and preserving more material. The society has rescued and collected church books, civil registration office records, tax records, and much more.  Only a few records for this area are held by the Family History Library, but most are not. Mr. Kerntopf will present the findings of the society, and how to access their immense database.
 

Registration will open closer to the event. Check the SGGS Calendar.


Online Pommern Connection Session Recordings

 

2nd Online Pommern Connection Session.

Pomeranian Sources in the English Language.

On YouTube: search for "Online Pommern Connection Session".

 

3rd Online Pommern Connection Session.

One Thousand Years of Pommern History.

On YouTube: search for "Online Pommern Connection Session".


Coronavirus update Unfortunately, with the pandemic affecting everyday life, the tour to Pomerania scheduled for spring 2020 was cancelled.
The brochure is still posted as a download on the red bar at the left for your information,
because a similar tour will hopefully be rescheduled for some point in 2022.

Do you want to learn more about Pomerania?
Find the village where Great-grandma lived?
Share your Pomeranian heritage with the world?
You can do all of these by visiting our online store
to find books, maps, clothing, and more!
Just click on "Store" in the red bar at the left to go shopping.
Did you know? The Pommerscher Verein Freistadt has at least one member household from 42 states and four other countries! 

To learn about the
International German Genealogy Partnership Virtual Conference
in July 2021
check out the IGGP link in the red bar at the left side of this page.


Tour of Pomerania

                                                                             
The Pomeranian Heritage Tour Group gathered in front of the
Pommersches Landesmuseum in Greifswald, Germany in May 2017.
The museum specializes in the history of Pomerania.
Tours of northern Germany and Poland, in what was once Pomerania,
were most recently conducted in May 2015 and May 2017. Enjoy some photos of the trips below.