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SGGEE focuses on the genealogy of Germans from Russian Poland and Volhynia with some help for related regions.

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Convention Update
Please see updated information regarding the annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN this year.

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December 2016 SGGEE Journal
The December 2016 issue of the SGGEE Journal is now posted in the Members’ area of the website. In this issue you’ll find Karl Krueger’s story of his father’s adventures following World War II as he tried to bring his family to the West. Our second article is provided by Peter von Pazatka Lipinsky regarding his personal experience in finding information on the Volhynian village where his wife grew up. Dr. Fritz Juengling writes about the new changes to the online Meyer’s Gazetteer and the enhanced search ability to enhance your family research. Edie Adam has provided additional locations for lodging during the 2017 convention to be held in July in Minneapolis. The convention hotel is sold out so if you plan on attending, you will need to make alternate arrangements.

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Volhynian Archives Indexes from 1900-1918
Volhynian Archives Indexes from 1900-1918 are now available in the Members Only section and are listed at the bottom of the Jump Start column.  These Indexes are from records which are in the Zhytomyr Oblast Archives and are not available online.  The records represent entries covering Lutheran births, deaths and marriages over the period from 1900 to approximately 1918.

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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.

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



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