Pomeranian Genealogy -- Kreis Netzekreis


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Pomeranian Genealogy

Kreis Netzekreis

Kreis History

  • Part of the Provinz Posen prior to 1918 (from parts of Kreise Czarnikau, Filehne and Kolmar in the administrative district of Bromberg). It became German and a part of Posen after the First Partitioning of Poland in 1772.
  • After World War I it became part of the Provinz Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen in 1918-1938 and was renamed Netzekreis.
  • In 1938, it became part of Pomerania.
  • Netzekreis takes its name from the Netze River.
  • Frederick the Great had the Netze meadows drained to make grazing land for cattle.
  • This area had sawmills and furniture factories to process the forests.
  • There was an abundance of fish in the many lakes and rivers.
  • Schönlanke (today known as Trzcianka) was the capital city, and had cloth, shoe, and net factories.
  • Kreuz (today known as Krzyz Wielkopolski) was the other major town that was situated on a major intersection of the railway from Berlin to Bromberg, and Stettin to Posen.


  • Cornberg, Horst von and Werner Köhler. Netzekreis: Ein ostdeutsches Heimatbuch. 1932. 248 pages.
  • Der Netzekreis
  • Landkreis Netzekreis

  • Landkreis Netzekreis: Gebietsstand von 1939. (Michael Rademacher). Statistics and communities.
  • Müller, Paul. Der Netzekreis: Altpommersches Grenzland. Husum: Lütt, 1966. 225 pages.
  • Netzekreis. Information on Netzekreis in the Province Grenzmark Posen, West Prussia, by Gerhard Pieske. (In German)
  • Netzekreis-L - Netzekreis in Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen und Pommern.

  • Personenstandsbücher im Standesamt I in Berlin (Civil Registry Offices) -- Behle, Groß Drensen, Filehne-Land, Glashütte, Grünfier, Kreuz, Putzig, Runau, Schönlanke-Land, Schönlanke-Stadt, Stieglitz

Research Contacts

Heimatkreisausschuß (HKA) Vorsitzender (Chair)
Horst Vahldick
Richard-Wagner Str. 6
23558 Lübeck, Germany
Tel: 0451-476009
Heimatkreisbearbeiter (HKB) (Manager or Secretary)
Renate Winkelmann
Arnimstr. 71 B
23566 Lübeck, Germany
Tel: 0451-64136
Pommerscher Greif Ansprechpartner (Contact)
Günther Schnell