Category Archives: Records

Birth, marriage and death records are the three types of civil registration records available for this area in either Polish before circa 1870 or Russian circa after 1870. Additional records in draft form (to be copied permanently later) or confirmation records may appear in an “unofficial” language. Records are available on microfilm, an archive, or may be in one’s personal possession.

POST 4: EWZ GOALS: Comments, Questions, and Hypotheses

Introduction: After I studied the articles by Obee, Blodgett, and Stroud listed in the first post, I composed a list of comments, questions and hypotheses into three goals. Goal 1: After I was introduced to the International Tracing Service Records, … Continue reading

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2018 SGGEE POST

The 20th Anniversary conference of the Society for Germanic Genealogy in Eastern Europe https://www.sggee.org/ which “focuses on the genealogy of Germans from Russian Poland and Volhynia with help for related regions” was held July 27-29, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/sggee-org/Continue reading

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GOV in Genealogy.net

The Germanic Genealogy Society 2018 Spring Conference featured Timo Kracke from Gandetkesee, Germany, (near Bremen). He is a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society, often referred to as CompGen, the host of the website known as http://www.genealogy.net. I had … Continue reading

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2018 NGS POST 2

”Accessing and Acquiring the Records of Eastern Europe: Family Search Efforts 2012-2017” Greg Nelson, Content Strategy Specialist for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the Records Division of Family Search. Although the one hour presentation included Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldava, … Continue reading

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National Genealogy Society Conference Post 1

The EWZ series of posts will be interrupted to bring you four reports of conferences I have recently attended with emphasis on Suwalki Province and East Prussia. The National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference was held May 2-5, 2018. … Continue reading

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POST 3 Another EWZ Collection

One statement in the article “Immigration Records of the EWZ” by Steven W. Blodgett, A. G., copyrighted. Feefhs Quarterly Volume VI, Numbers 1-4 caught my attention as I had not read it anywhere else. It describes “An incomplete set of … Continue reading

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POST 2: TWO SOURCES FOR THE EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle) COLLECTION

NARA II, COLLEGE PARK, MD For a broad look at this collection of records, check the Guide to the Captured German and related records on microfilm at the National Archives website. http://www.dpcamps.org/capturedRecords.html https://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/foreign-records-seized.html#center Look for the following categories: Collection of … Continue reading

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