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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:55pm

West Prussia--Schwetz

Hello, I live in the USA and am trying to find out information on my paternal grandfather's family Anderschat. We know that this is likely not the name of Karl Anderschat and John Carl Anderschat when they came to the states back in the 1870-1880's but we are at a loss for finding information on our family in West Prussia. My great grandfather John Carl Anderschat was born in Schwetz, West Prussia in 1873 to Karl Anderschat and Anna (Bleck) Anderschat. John Carl's wife was Leokadia Prangel, born in 1874 in possibly the same area, or near Danzig (this is not clear in our family records). any thoughts on how to start searching for this would be greatly appreciated.

Location: Bayreuth

Societies: Gesellschaft für Familienforschung in Franken

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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 11:55pm

Von Schwetz, Kreis Schwestz, sind die ev. Kirchenbücher von 1775 bis 1911 im Evangelischen Zentralarchiv Berlin [die Mormonen haben hiervon Filme], die kath. Kirchenbücher von 1643 bis 1952 im Diözesanarchiv Pelpin [die Mormonen haben hiervon Filme].
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Friedhard Pfeiffer

Location: Ratzeburg

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Friday, January 20th 2012, 12:46am

hello llockman,

Firstly a Welcome on this Board...

2nd referring to your research:
I believe this is a link to the records of Schwetz at the archiv mentioned from Friedrich:

If you get online no sucess this is the contact to ask direktly how to get further information:

Evangelical Central Archives in Berlin
Bethaniendamm 29
10997 Berlin

Phone / E-Mail:
Family research:
+49 30 22 50 45 36

Reservation for workplaces:
Fax: +49 30 22 50 45 40

+49 30 22 50 45 20
Fax: +49 30 22 50 45 40

BRB: Mulka,Bobert,De(h)lang(k),Kschenker
NDS: Ahnemann,Wittig,Holzgrefe,Schöpmann
HH: Greve,Kraatz
SH: Willhöft,Schulz,Meiners
MV: Barsch,Clemens,Sengebusch
RPf: Grisar
BAY: Alt,Meister
Westpr./Pommern: Brick,Tiegs,Ihn,Janitzki,Kowalkowska
Posen: Szczepaniak,Szoyk,Knolinski,Marciniak

mein Blog: Fenriswitch's Zeitreisen

Societies: VfFOW

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Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:41am

Research in West Prussia

You will find further information here:

including a huge database of West Prussian inhabitants and their descendants. Go to "Einwohnerdatenbank".

Good luck!


Monday, March 5th 2012, 3:33pm


I am a family researcher from Poland, and being quite honest - I live in the former German 'Landkreis Schwetz'. Perhaps I could help you.

Contact me if you'd like to over the e-mail address given on m website: