[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Ger-Poland-Volhynia digest, Vol 1 #324 - 4 msgs

Bill Fife wmfife at telus.net
Tue Dec 24 09:02:05 PST 2002


As Jerry said, I believe the reference is to the Family History Center
Library, a great source of imformatation.

If you are new to genealogy, you will have a great opportunity to learn in
August.  The SGGEE Convention, which was held in Regina SK last year and
Tacoma WA the year before, will be held close to you, in Edmonton AB this
year.  There will be several databases there to search and much other material
to view.  In addition there will be many there to help new researchers.  It is
an opportunity you should not miss if you want to learn about your ancestors
from Volhynia or Poland.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Erv Schieman
  To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
  Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 1:13 PM
  Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Ger-Poland-Volhynia digest, Vol 1 #324 -
4 msgs

  Hi Guenther,

  And a wondrful Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for responding. The
  message was very helpful. After I posted my first message I found that the
  Schmidt family indeed lived in the Kostopol district. What is FHLC? Can you
  please provide additional information regarding the microfilm material
  found at FHLC? Can anyone search the database? And if so how does go about
  the search? Please excuse my ignorance as I am just becoming familiar with
  genealogy research.

  Ervin Schieman
  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  Erv Schieman schrieb:

  >As a new subscriber, I am most impressed with
  >the knowledge and the level of detail that many
  >posts include. I have begun searching for
  >information regarding the flight of my
  >grandparents ( Heinrich Schmidt, Maria
  >Beiberdorf) from Dermanka region to
  >Gerwischkehmen. Does anyone have map information
  >regarding these two places and how they might
  >fled given that the year was 1911?
  Hello Ervin,
  at first you should identify your Dermanka as there seem to be two in
  Volhynia, one in Lutsk and one other in the Kostopol district.

  The village of Gerwischkehmen is in the northeastern part of East
  Prussia (east of the provincial capital of Koenigsberg). Its present
  Russian name is Priozernoye and its exact location 8.4 km northwest of
  the district capital of Gumbinnen (Gusev), alongside the Pissa river
  (the records of the Gerwischkehmen evangelic parish are microfilmed in
  the FHLC).

  So the voyage should have started by horse and cart, loading into train
  at the Rowno (Rivne) or Lutsk station and transport by train via Kovel,
  Brest-Litovsk and Byelostok (customs station at Grayevo), Lyck,
  Insterburg and Gumbinnen.

  Merry Christmas,
  Guenther from Hilden, Germany
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