General Resource Sites
- FAQ: Pommern.
Frequently asked questions about Pommern. (In English)
- Frequently Asked
Questions about Mecklenburg Genealogy: An excellent
checklist for research in Mecklenburg. (In English)
- FEEFHS is a major
resource for Germanic genealogy searches. (In English)
Genealogy and Poland: A Guide.
German Genealogy: Mecklenburg. General information, history,
association and societies, genealogical and historical records,
gazetteers and maps, bibliography and literature, archives and
libraries, etc. Contributed by Carol Gohsman Bowen. (In German
- "Germans to America, lists of passengers arriving at U.S.
ports." The book series Germans to America is up to volume
60 now. This series indexes passenger arrival lists from US
ports, giving names, ages, occupations, and sometimes places of
origin for many German immigrants, grouped by families. It also
lists the ship, ports, and the date of the passenger ship list.
The quality of the transcription varies, and because of its
inclusion criteria, it is to be considered an incomplete index
to German passengers, but it still can be quite useful. Make
sure you consult the original passenger lists also! These series
can be found in many large research and genealogical libraries
and should be consulted there. Broderbund publishes most of the
book series in CD form:
Archive CD 355: "Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to
America, 1850-1874", and
Archive CD 356: "Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to
America, 1875-1888". These CDs contain some entries that are
absent in the book series. The passengers are listed strictly
alphabetically on the CDs; this often makes it difficult to
discern family groups properly. They also do not list the port
of arrival; for that information you must consult the books
instead. Germans to America : lists of passengers arriving at
U.S. Ports 1850-1897. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William
Filby. Wilmington, DE : Scholarly Resources, 1988- v. : ill. ;
24 cm. ISBN: 0-8420-2279-1 (set) LC E184.G3 G38 1988.
- The History of
Pomerania by Myron Gruenwald.
- Homepage of Gunthard
Stuebs. A very complete and detailed page about "Hinter
Pommern," the eastern section of Pomerania. (Only portions can
be read in English, primarily in German).
- Homepage of
Karin Schoepke. A variety of resources for Pommern research
(In German and English).
Preußen, Provinz Pommern. Historical and statistical
information. (In German)
Max Kade Institute: Information about Pomerania. Historical
information about Pomerania from the Max Kade Institute at the
University of Wisconsin. The Institute has extensive documentary
collections relating to German-American history and culture. (In
Mecklenburg Home Page of Kenneth Gruschow. (In English and
Pomerania. Short sketch of Pomerania and history. (In
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (In English)
Listing of historical events in Pommern from pre-history to the
present. (In German)
- Pommern Home Page
of Guenter Klatt. (In English and German)
- Pommern – Das Land Am
Meer. Site by Gunthard Stuebs that includes information on
Pomeranian genealogy, culture, literature, and has a 1938 map of
Pommern. Also provides excellent information on all the Kreise
(counties). (In German; English under construction)
- A Province of Prussia by Carol Gohsman Bowen. Born in
Pomerania in 1932, Bowen produces this page out of respect for
her homeland. She discusses the demise of Pomerania and Prussia,
the constitution of Prussia, the government of Prussia, Prussia
and Wars, Literature, etc. (In German and English)
- Pommern Roots.
Links to information on Pommern. (In English)
Pomerania. Brief history of Pomerania. (In English)
Pomerania: from Columbia Encyclopedia. Brief introduction
to Pomerania. (In English)
Pomerania: from encyclopedia.com. Brief description of
Pomerania. (In English)
Pomerania Page: Pommern Resources on the FEEHS (Federation of
Eastern European Family History Societies) Website.
Includes Die Pommerscher Leute (The Pommern People) Newsletter,
Die Vorfahren (the Ancestors) database, listing of books by
Myron Gruenwald, and links to maps and other organizations. (In
English and German)
Die Provinz Pommern im Überblick. An overview of the
Province Pomerania. (In German)
Wegweiser für familien- und heimatkundliche Forschung in Pommern.
An excellent German-language guide to genealogy in Pomerania.
- WorldGenWeb Site for Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany edited by Carol Gohsman Bowen. Covers Mecklenburg Schwerin, Mecklenburg Strelitz, the state of Mecklenburg, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. (In English)