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Rozyszcze parish marriages (1862-1909)
SGGEE is pleased to announce a significant enhancement to the Volhynia-Kiev-Podolia (VKP) marriages database relating to the Polish (western) Volhynia area. In summary, all of the available Rozyszcze parish marriages from the founding of the parish in 1862 to 1909 (some 12000 marriages in total) with links to online scans of the original documents are now in the public and members only VKP databases.

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Germans in Poland in the 1930s, a calendar for 2017.
SGGEE and the family of German photographer and editor Ernst Stewner have collaborated on a calendar for 2017. Each month displays an archival quality photo of our ancestors living and working in Poland in the years between the two world wars. You can read more details and order your copy from a limited supply by visiting the SGGEE website page at https://www.sggee.org/other/stewner_calendar.html.

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September 2016 Journal
In this issue of the SGGEE Journal, you’ll find Part 2 of Bill Remus’ article entitled “A Short Guide to Catholic and Lutheran Birth Records of Germans in Poland and the Ukraine”. In Part 2, Bill continues with an explanation of the Partitioning of Poland and how these partitions changed the requirements of birth, marriage, and death records in Poland. The 2016 SGGEE Convention was held in Calgary and the minutes of the Annual General Meeting have been published. In regards to next year’s convention, it has been announced that SGGEE will join a consortium of German genealogical societies for a convention to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 2017. This will be a large convention so make your plans early. Finally, make plans for your 2017 dues payment. It’s that time of year again.

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Lutheran Parishes in Russian Poland
This page has been completely rewritten and modified with direct links to available online records. Includes160 parishes and is up-to-date with records known to be online. The new format should allow for easier review of what microfilm numbers and online records are available. If you find additional online records to evangelical parishes not given on this page please send the links to webmaster@sggee.org.

Volhynian Flour Mill - artistry by member Les Ollenberg
(see our Credits Page for more art by Les)



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