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Pomerania, Germany

Weimar Republic. Northern European and Slavic nations bordering the North and Baltic Seas have shifted allegiance and borders so often since the Middle Ages that it’s often very difficult to be specific about ethnicity and citizenship of ancestors.

Pomerania is a region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, split between Germany […]

Bjick family

There is simultaneously a great wealth and great lack of information about the Bjicks who left Pomerania in 1863. They sailed from Hamburg and arrived in Quebec, where the immigration clerk misspelled their names in inventive ways. How they crossed the border into the U.S. and traveled to Chicago is unknown.

There were three families […]