Die Vorfahren Online Indices
Die Pommerschen Leute usually contained ten pages with
articles related to Pomeranian history, geography, culture and genealogical resources. It
also contained the Die Vorfahren, ten pages of genealogical information submitted by our subscribers.
Our subscribers are generally people in the United States whose ancestors
immigrated from Pomerania and most information in Die Vorfahren reflects this heritage. Publication
in Die Vorfahren, however, was open to any subscriber with Pomeranian ancestry.
The Die Vorfahren published genealogical information for over 35 years. To help people locate information related to their ancestors, we maintain two online indices to the items published in Die Vorfahren: a full name index and a place name index.
The Full Name index includes the full name of every individual that occurs in Die Vorfahren items along with the item number in which the name occurred and the identification number of the subscriber who submitted the information. Jerry Dalum saw the need for such an index not long after Myron Gruenwald founded the publication and initiated the index. In the 1990's, as the Internet became more accessable, the index was transfered from a print publication to an online publication. You can access the full name index at www.pomeranianews.org/dv/persons/indexdv.html
The Place Name index includes the name of every location in Pomerania that occurs in Die Vorfahren items along with the identification number of the subscriber who submitted the information. Myron started this index because of his interest in migration patterns of Pomeranians who immigrated to the United States and maintained it until his death. This index is online as well. You can access the place name index at www.pomeranianews.org/dv/places/dvstadt.html