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German Genealogy

Mecklenburg-Schwerin

(Großherzogtum / Grandduchy) [Presently in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern]

Some basic facts about Mecklenburg-Schwerin: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Was separate Grand Duchy until 1918

  • Size: 6,266 square miles (comparable to Hawaii at 6,427 square miles)

  • Population: 1816 - 308, 166; 1828 - 440,748; 1840 - 494,530; 1855 - 541,091; 1864 - 552,612; 1871 - 557,707

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 553,492; Catholic - 1,336; Other - 98; Jewish - 2,945; and Non-Christian - 26)

  • Since 1990 part of: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Formerly: Grand Duchy

  • Prussian: No

  • Principal crops: rye, wheat, potatoes, hay, maize, sugar beets, pease, rape, hemp, flax, hops, tobacco

  • Livestock: cattle, sheep, horses

  • Industry: brick, tar, lime-kilns, tobacco, fishing

  • Minerals: lignite, iron, limestone

  • Rivers: Rechnitz, Warnow, Elbe, Ekle, Peene

Resources

Mecklenburg - Genealogy.net