[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Poland or Russia

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 7 10:16:07 PDT 2008


Polish and Russian Volhynia only existed from 1920 through WW 
II.  Your villages were in Polish Volhynia during that time.  From 
the Polish Partitions of the 1790s through WW I, it was all part of Russia.

Dubisehtsche (actually Dubiszcze of which there were 2 - Stare / Old 
and Nowe / New) and Elizabethin / Elzbeicin are all located within 6 
km northeast of Rozyszcze.  You can see them on this map
Enlarge it and go to the top right corner and scroll down to the 
range between the numbers 179 and 183.  You will see your villages 
right there at the edge. The website version only has 2 size 
settings.  To make it more manageable, right click and download the 
map to your computer.  When you open it in your image viewer, you can 
control the enlargement to more readable settings.

According to this map 
http://download.maps.vlasenko.net/smtm100/m-35-039.jpg the villages 
still exist.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca

At 01:51 PM 06/09/2008, marlo wrote:
>My husbands mother, Bertha Villwock was born in 1882 in a village in Volhynia.
>I read about Russia Volhynia and Polish Volhynia.  The village she 
>as born in was
>Elizabethin (spelled several ways)and her sister was born in 
>Dubisehtsche.  This from St Pete's records.  Was this in Polish 
>Volhynia or Russia Volhynia?  I have found them on the map once but 
>still don't know.
>  Does anyone know if they still exist and where they are now?  I 
> would appreciate any information.  Thank you.

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