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church records for the Isle of Rugen

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Re: church records for the Isle of Rugen

Posted: 1122933675000
Classification: Query
Hi Sandra,

Garz of the Island of Rügen (Ruegen in English) was in the old western part of Pomerania (Pommern in German), Prussia, so the Mecklenburg Gazetteer will not work for that region.

Map showing old western Pomerania (Vorpommern) in 1897:

Currently Garz is in the German Federal State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany since 1934 when Mecklenburg added West Pomerania.

To find church records use the Mormon Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) and type in Rugen or Garz. Trouble is it appears records are only available on microfilm through 1790, so it is possible the archives after 1790 maybe available in Germany somewhere?

Here is the archives for Pomerania:

Someone else on this board may know the answer?

FHLC info copied below:

Kirchenbuch, 1658-1790

Evangelische Kirche Garz (Kr. Rügen) (Main Author)

Mikrofilm aufgenommen von Manuskripten in Berlin, 1938.
Parish register baptisms for Garz (auf Rügen), Pommern, Germany. Some left-side pages (l. S.) filmed separately from right-side pages (r. S.)

Germany, Preußen, Pommern, Garz (Kr. Rügen) - Church records

Manuscript (On Film)


Salt Lake City, Utah : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951

auf 3 Mikrofilmrollen ; 35 mm.

Film Notes
Note - Location [Film]
Taufen 1677-1790 - FHL INTL Film [ 71390 ]
Andere Verfilmung: Taufen 1658-1790 (r. S.) - FHL INTL Film [ 1190981 ]
Taufen 1658-1790 (l. S.) - FHL INTL Film [ 1190982 ]
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