The ancestorís of both my parents mainly come from Mecklenburg.
While the family of my paternal grandfather (Schmidt) originates from southwest Mecklenburg, the ancestors of my paternal grandmother (Frahm) come from the border area between Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg
They lived in the region between Wittenburg in the south, the area around Moelln in the west, and Luebeck and Kluetzer Winkel in the north.
My motherís family is a little more complicated.
Her father (Toellner) and his ancestors lived throughout Mecklenburg, between Guestrow and Helpt, and between Tessin near Rostock and Waren/Mueritz. A few exotic foreigners from Sachsen and Niedersachsen belong to them as well.
My maternal grandmotherís ancestors lived in just two regions. The Soehlke's family mostly originated from Schaumburg-Lippe and the Bredfeldt's from southwest Mecklenburg.
"Griese Gegend"- More information about southwest Mecklenburg.
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