[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] More Volhynian activity in Edmonton

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Tue Mar 22 11:50:00 PST 2005

I had intended to post this last weekend but didn't get around to it.

The Edmonton Chapter of the American Historical Society for Germans from 
Russia will be hosting a day long seminar featuring Volhynia and Russian 

Date:  April 16, 2005

Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ritchie Community Centre
7728 - 98 St.
Edmonton, AB

Large portions of the SGGEE Library will be on display and available for 

Guest Speaker:  Jerry Frank

Drang Nach Osten (Part 1)
Under the premise that the German migration to the east was the result of 
an ATTRACTION to go, not a push to acquire land, this presentation provides 
an overview of the vast German migration to the eastern and southeastern 
parts of Europe.  It will cover the Baltic States, the Volga River region, 
the Black Sea region, Bessarabia, Galicia, and Hungary.  Covered will be 
the reasons and extent of migration.  Most importantly, it will show the 
differences between these migrations and prove that, contrary to popular 
belief, not all Germans went east at the invitation of Catherine the Great.

Drang Nach Osten (Part 2)
This continuation of Part 1 covers the regions of Volhynia and Russian 
Poland.  Jerry Frank has special expertise in these areas so they are 
covered in a little more detail.  The session ends with information about 
how these people were forced back to Germany during and after WW II.

The Search for Mokro Niemieckie
Using one of his own ancestral villages as an example, Jerry Frank 
describes how to use maps and gazetteers in the search for your 
village.  Without too much technical detail, he describes the types and 
varieties of maps that may be required in the search.  He then shows how 
maps can be used to enhance your family stories.

Tickets:  $20 per person includes lunch and refreshments.

Advance registration:
Send cheques or money orders to:
Kathy Rockwell, 8611- 157 St. Edmonton, AB. T5R 2A3

If seats are available, tickets can be paid at the entrance.
For questions or further information, please contact Donna Baxmeyer, 
President, by email: <mailto:torhaus at telus.net>torhaus at telus.net or phone: 
(403) 783-5705

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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