[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] trip to Ukraine

Debbie beaktobeak at msn.com
Fri May 31 12:43:13 PDT 2002


I am the Crimea Area Coordinator and can help you out with the Crimea

Can you email me back with some specifics on your family?

Debbie Beick
Crimean Area Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Smith" <Diane_Smith at beavton.k12.or.us>
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 8:52 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] trip to Ukraine

> My father and I will be traveling this summer to the Ukraine to visit the
> villages where our German ancestors lived. With the help of Jerry Frank we
> have located the Besserabian villages of Jacobstal (Laso) and
> Mathildendorf (Showtnewoje) and their current names on a current map.  The
> last village they lived in was Dzhoncoi in the Crimea.  Today this is a
> major city. Has anyone traveled there recently that could inform us of
> where the "old Dzhoncoi" was located in relationship to the developed
> city.  My grandmother used to say the Germans lived in "Old Dzhoncoi" and
> the Russians lived in New Dzhoncoi. Any information would be helpful.  Our
> family name in the Ukraine was Betz, it was changed in Canada to Batch or
> Betch.  Thanks Diane Smith
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