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, resumed in May 2021. For details, click on "Events" in the red bar to the left.

Lies of Omission
    New York Times best-selling author, Kathleen Ernst's, new mystery series features a Pomeranian immigrant as the main character! The official book launch party isn't until early December, but our group was privileged to have her debut the Hanneke Bauer Mystery Series in our November meeting. If you wish to order a copy, follow the link below or call  (608) 283-9332If you wish to have it autographed or personalized, put that in the Comments section on the form. 
After you personailze it, return to the main page and follow "Shop for Books" directions to actully purchase.
We will also be selling the book through our online store when it becomes available.
Link for Topics for Writing Your Life Story
Pommeraian Heritage Tour Update Good news! The tour company has contacted us and a tour IS planned for May 23 - June 4, 2022!
The 2020 brochure for the tour that didn't happen is still posted as a download on the red bar at the left for your information. Next year's tour will be very similar, and the brochure will be posted as soon as it is available.  If you wish to receive a brochure via email, please request one at information@pommerscher.org.
(If you have already sent your request, you are "on the list".) 
September 2021 update to update:  The tour is still planned, but the uncertanties of the current Delta variant has delayed publication of the brochure. As everyone knows, the rules change frequently, but this time, it appears certain that tour members will need to be vaccinated.  Currently, the tour guide is reporting that everyone is required to show proof of vaccination or have a valid negative test within 24 hours to enter any place of business.

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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".

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! 

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.