Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
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The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
Welcome to the website of the
Pommerscher Verein Freistadt!
We are glad you came to visit. 
Please stay awhile.
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the celebration of Pomeranian heritage, is coming soon!
This year's event is Sunday, June 25, from noon to 5:30 at Rotary Park in Mequon, Wisconsin.
For more details, visit Facebook: Pommerntag or click on
"Events" in the red bar on the left of this page.

Select the link "Intro to Pommern Research" in the red bar at the left to
see many, many pages on this site concerning Pomeranian research.

Did you ever wonder why this group is called the "Pommerscher Verein Freistadt"? Our backstory appeared in an article on the Wisconsin Public Radio website yesterday, in a feature "Home Away from the Homeland: Why So Many German Immigrants Chose Wisconsin". People ask questions about the state that made them curious, and their questions are answered in a segment called "Whyconsin". The feature often is read on the air, but the schedule is indefinite. You can read the feature here. https://www.wpr.org/why-so-many-german-immigrants-chose-wisconsin-ancestry
Visit Brazil without Leaving Home
Our group was privileged to watch a video produced by a group of fellow
Pomeranians in São Lourenço do Sul – RS, Brazil at our December meeting. 
Unlike most of our U.S. settlements, this group has maintained their language. 
They have given us permission to post the video here. 
Click on the link and enjoy! https://youtu.be/oFkZ8UteUMs

Upcoming online programs from Pomeranian Special Interest Group
July 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Practical Advice for Researching Your Pomeranian Ancestors and Their German Descendants by Dr. Klaus D Kohrt
August 19, 2023 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Day Laborers and Farm Workers by Andrea Bentschneider
See Events PVF in the red bar on the left for more information.

                   Pomeranian Heritage Tour Update
 After three years of delays, thirty-five people traveled to Pomerania from May 23 to June 4, 2022. If you want to
see what the group enjoyed, check the Pommerntag Facebook page. Photos and updates were posted daily.
Another tour is tentatively planned for spring 2024.
The route will be very similar to the 2022 trip, and will
include opportunities for separate side trips to ancestral homelands. 
To see the 2022 itinerary, click on "Pomeranian 2022 Tour" on red bar at left.

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Do you want to learn more about Pomerania?
Find the village where Great-grandma lived?
Share your Pomeranian heritage with the world?
You can do all of these by visiting our online store
to find books, maps, clothing, and more!
Just click on "Store" in the red bar at the left to go shopping.



Tour of Pomerania

The Pomeranian Heritage Tour Group gathered on the last night of the tour in Berlin. A tour of northern Germany and Poland, in what was once Pomerania, was most recently conducted in May-early June 2022.
Enjoy some photos of this and former trips below.