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Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Labes, Church Records, 1647-1764
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Labes, Pomerania, Prussia,  Germany
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Location of Labes, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Pomerania are located in Germany and Poland. Labes is in Poland.
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1647-1756
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Preußen, Pommern, Labes, Kirchenbüche
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Catholic Church records containing births, marriages, and deaths for the parish of Labes in Pomerania, Prussia. The original records are in private possession. These records are in German. Labes is now modern Łobez, Szczecin, Poland. Pomerania is a historical region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea. The name Pomerania (Pommern in German) comes from Slavic po more, which means Land at the Sea

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents

Marriage

  • Full name of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Names of family members

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

When searching, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Age and or residence
  • An estimated event year
  • A parent's name

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that their may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Germany.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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