[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Location of villages
franklyspeaking at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 23 11:14:44 PST 2003
At 01:48 PM 23/12/2003 -0500, Pilla wrote:
>I am in need of help!!!!! Our ancestors are originally from Pommern,
>went to Volhynia and then to USA. I found records of my husbands
>mother in St Petersburg records and it listed Elizbiecin as village
>was born. Can't find it anywhere. What part
>of Volhynia do the St Petersburg records
>cover? Is this area in Russian Volhynia or Polish Volhynia. Where is
>the dividing line?
>If I asked these questions before I am sorry but I still have no
>not found any answers.
You didn't mention the year of birth. Volhynia was only split between
Russia and Poland in between the 2 world wars. Before that, it was all one
Elzbiecin was located about 6 km ENE of Rozyszce which, between the wars,
was in Polish Volhynia. The village is still there. Go to
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/x-ussr/ukraine.html , then click on
"Luck". Next click on section #39.
Enlarge the map if necessary and go to vertical line #82. Follow that down
to horizontal line #46. Just below and to the right is Elzbiecin, shown
here as Elizibetin.
The St. Petersburg records cover all of Volhynia but only for the years
1835-1885. Depending on the time frame, Elzbiecin would have been first in
the Zhitomir parish, later in the Rozyszce parish.
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