[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans from Russia around Kalish, Poland

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Thu Jul 14 10:14:29 PDT 2011


Go to http://genea2011.net/index.php?option=com_grid&Itemid=58 

In the List of Tables, select either Geburten (births), Heiraten (marriages), Sterben (deaths) for Kreis Kalisch.

For search criteria, set Search for "Kind N."  Type Rau into the box.
Set the number of returns to 100.
Set the Search Option to "Begins With"
Click on "Search"

You will find that your surname there is spelled Rauh.  Numerous entries come up for the village of Zamęty Kol.  You may of course be related to those listed in other nearby colonies or villages as well.

We also have 5 entries for Rauh from Zamęty Kol. in our SGGEE Master Pedigree available to Members Only.  

Also did some digging in other parts of that website and with an obituary search (Todesanzeigen) on the right side, noted that you might be related distantly to a Rau family in the Edmonton, Alberta region.

Hard to say what "Der Ryb" means.  You can find Zamęty by copying and pasting that into a GOOGLE maps search.  I don't see any river nearby.  The German word for "lake" is "See" which could be what you are thinking of as a sea but there are no lakes nearby either.  All of this could be part of family lore that has been misunderstood or misinterpreted.

Jerry Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Milner <wjmilner at shaw.ca>
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:57 am
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Germans from Russia around Kalish, Poland
To: Cheryl Olson <olson_cher at hotmail.com>, Ger-Poland-Volhynia List <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>

> List Members,
> I do not know whether Cheryl subscribes to the list, but  I 
> am 
> submitting this e-mail in the hopes that someone can help 
> her.  Please 
> reply directly to her e-mail address.
> Jack Milner
> On 13/07/2011 8:34 PM, Cheryl Olson wrote:
> > Hi!  I enjoyed reading about your ancestors from the 
> Kalisch, Poland, 
> > area.  I, too, am having trouble trying to find my RAU 
> ancestors.  My 
> > grandmother said they were from Zamenta or Samente, which 
> apparently 
> > was the township and "Der Ryb" is also something she 
> mentioned.  I 
> > have been searching for about 35 years.  They lived near 
> a river or 
> > sea.  Does any of this sound familiar to you in your 
> research for your 
> > family?
> >
> > Thanks, Cheryl Olson in North Dakota
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