Szamotuly (Samter) is a town north of Poznan with an early history (prior to 1772) of inviting Germans to work at the manorial farms in the area. Thus I plan to check out the early records for the churches here to try to find early records of my people.
Meanwhile here are pictures of the town starting with the market plaza:
From the market plaza go down the road to the manorial estate of the Gorki family:
There were three churches here. One parish Catholic, one monastery Catholic, and a Lutheran (destroyed). Here are pictures of the first two:
Here are the Evangelical churchbooks available at the Family History Library:
Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1783-1821 Tote 1807-1821 Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1820-1821 - Film [ 764068 ]
Taufen 1812-1840 - FHL INTL Film [ 1194746 Items 2-5 ]
Taufen 1840-1868 - FHL INTL Film [ 1194747 ]
Taufen 1868-1874 Heiraten 1822-1827, 1841-1874 Tote 1822-1831 - FHL INTL Film [ 1194748 ]
Tote 1831-1874 - FHL INTL Film [ 1194749 Items 1-2 ]
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July 30, 2008