The largest collection of Pommern newspapers is in the University Library in Greifswald. Other large collections are in the University Library in Rostock and the National Library in Berlin. German newspapers ordinarily did not have obituaries of people, but did have advertisements placed by families when a family member died. The advertisement would list the surviving relatives, and often gave a death date and birth date, and a woman's maiden name. Other types of advertisements included plans for a family to emigrate, notices of bankruptcy sales, and a search missing heirs. An annual listing of those who were called up by the army was also published.
Links - Germany - Newspapers and News Sources
- Mitteilungsblatt des Pommerschen
Greif e. V. Sedina-Archiv. Pomeranian family
history communications - Bulletin of the Pomerania Greif.
- The Germanic Emigrants Register (P.O. Box 1720, D-49437
Diepholz, Germany), is a commercial venture to abstract such
announcements from the Deutscher Reichs-Anzeiger und
Koeniglich preussicher Staats-Anzeiger, the official gazette
of the imperial German government, for the years 1875-1914.
Herder-Institut Marburg. Centre for Historical Research on
East Central Europe. The Newspaper collection has exhaustive
materials from Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. These materials constitute a
unique collection of documents on Eastern Central European
contemporary history. (In English and German)
A list of old German newspapers and magazines is given by
the following (German) publication: Sperlings
Zeitschriften-Adressbuch Handbuch der deutschen Presse, Die
wichtigsten deutschen Zeitschriften und politischen Zeitungen
Deutschlands, Deutsch-Österreichs und des europäischen Auslands;
Verlag des Börsenvereins der Deutschen Buchhändler zu Leipzig;
Leipzig; 50. Ausgabe; 1923; 410+ 64 S.
Old German Newspapers (Digitized). By Mark Rabideau. Listing
and links to digitized Prussian newspapers.
Die Pommersche Zeitung. "Für ein freies Pommern, Im geeinten
Deutschland, und vereinten Europa." The Pomeranian Newspaper.
"For a free Pomerania, a unified Germany, and a united Europe."
- van Kempen, Wilhelm. "Gerichtliche Todeserklaerungen im Landrosteibezirk Hildesheim zwischen 1849 and 1866," Norddeutsche Familienkunde, Bd. 7, Jg. 16 (1967), 321-340, 372-376. Court declarations of death in the Landrosteibezirk Hildesheim between 1849 and 1866.