[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Volhynia

Krampetz at aol.com Krampetz at aol.com
Thu Feb 10 20:24:07 PST 2011

Sounds like my grandparents that even convinced their youngest daughters 
that they were 'from Germany'. 4 others were already gone.
Years ago,  I'd asked my father when I'd seen my GF's death  certificate 
"why was 'Russian' his country of origin?" and my dad's  response was 
very strong and he warned me to NEVER bring that up again!!
So he was the oldest, and knew, but the other siblings didn't !
Obviously, the cold war (it was on when I asked dad) had something
to do with not advertising you were born in "Russia"..
I did learn the ancestors  were from the Lipno area of Poland  from 1771 
to the German Expulsion  post WWII
In a message dated 02/10/11 03:36:39 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
carolduff at me.com writes:

When I  started finding records in the archives of St. Petersburg, I 
consulted my  aunt, a teacher and the last living person of her generation of my 
mother's  family. I told her that I had found a birth record in the St. 
Petersburg  archive. She strongly asserted, "We are German, we have never lived 
in  Russia." "So what is this record," I asked. "Well, that is our family but 
we  never lived in Russia." After the 3rd birth record, she began to yield 
a bit.  "Well, maybe the edge of Prussia had records that went to St. 
Petersburg. The  1st generation of the family born in North America claimed to 
know nothing of  living outside of Germany. Carol

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