SGGEE Public Databases & Resources

SGGEE's version of the data in the St. Petersburg files for Volhynia

Now known as the VKP Records

Volhynia, Kiev, & Podolia Birth and Rozyszcze Confirmation Data

Volhynia, Kiev, & Podolia Marriage Data

Volhynia, Kiev & Podolia Death Data

NOTE: More recent scans of some books from Volhynia have recently been posted on Wikimedia.
Metric books of Volyn Governorate Includes:

Metric books of Zhytomyr Includes:



Geneteka A database of extractions from many churches (mostly Catholic) through out Russian Poland (includes much of Volhynia).


Trinity Lutheran Church - Lublin

Trinity Lutheran Church - Lublin Our Lublin Team of volunteers have extracted the records for this church. Follow the link for complete details for this extensive project and how many of the records can be viewed at FamilySearch.


SGGEE Library available through the Historical Society of Germans from Poland and Volhynia

SGGEE Library at HSGPV A searchable SGGEE Library is currently on loan at HSGPV.


Lost Relatives List - Saratov Volkszeitung Newsp aper

Announcements of Polish and Volhynian refugees in the Volga area looking for lost relatives (alpabetized by surname) as published in the newspaper, Saratov Volkszeitung c.1915/16, extracted by Richard Benert. This same chart is available alphabetized by village or district. If you find a surname of interest in the first list, you can use this one to search for related or connected families from the same village or district.


Willing's Diaries

The data accessed from this database follows the guidelines in place (current to 2013) by the Government of Manitoba for release of vital statistics data - 100 years or earlier for births, 80 years or earlier for marriages, 70 years or earlier for deaths. Willing Diaries


SGGEE Scanned Maps

SGGEE Scanned Maps Index Database


Christian Name Translator

Christian Name Translator
Find the equivalent spelling or variation of a name in different languages. Especially important for Polish / Germanic variations found in Polish records. (pdf format)


Alternate Surnames List

Alternate Surnames List
Find the equivalent spelling or variation of a surname as found in the SGGEE Pedigree database, and from other sources. There are now two different lists - substantiated and not substantiated. That does not mean that the unsubstantiated list is of no value. It does mean that the names listed there have not been substantiated by someone using more than just personal family records or family lore. (pdf format)

SGGEE Alternate Surnames List
(not substantiated)