Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Gazetteers

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Mecklenburg Schwerin and Mecklenburg Strelitz Gazetteer

The following gazetteer of Mecklenburg includes the village names, parish locality and  Census film numbers if available for this locality.

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Pomerania (Pommern) Gazetteers


Find your town in to learn the Polish name and upper jurisdictions that the town became known by after 1945.

Kartenmeister Search Engine

To use Kartenmeister, simply enter the German name of the town in the search field.

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A Typical Kartenmeister Record

The most important information points here are the name of the Lutheran parish, the name of the Catholic parish, and the location of the civil registry office (Standesamt):

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Meyer's Gazetteer Online

1871 Meyers Geographical and Commercial Gazetteer of the German Empire (or Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs

Place Names Indexes

Pomerania Place Names Indexes

Gemeindelexikon Pommern

To locate Lutheran and Catholic parishes as well as civil registration offices in Pomeranian, please use the Gemeindelexikon Pommern. FHL call number 943 E5kp or FHL film number 806634 Item 4. [This gazetteer is also available online at the Family History Library by using the subscription site

Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen

The Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen is available online at  You can find it by clicking on the Search Tab and choosing the Card Catalog option.  Type in the title/or part of the title, and it will appear on the right sidebar.  Choose the volume for the area of interest.


Here is a diagram showing the column headings in German and their English translations:

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