[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] travel to Polish/Volhynian sites

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 13 07:47:26 PST 2012

I haven't been there yet but am planning a trip for later this year.

Don't expect many tourism type sites if you go into Ukraine.  There is a palace at Olyka between Luck and Rowno but otherwise I suspect your time there will be with ancestral villages.  Also, don't expect pensions or b&bs there.  You will likely be staying in a hotel.

If you are at all considering renting a car, you can do so in either country but you cannot transport it from one to the other because Ukraine is not an EU country.  Czech to Poland is probably OK.  Rail can work to and from certain locations.  Depends where you have to get to.  It did not work for me trying to get from Warsaw to Rowno because it involved a 6 hour change of trains layover in a small town at 2AM.  It is cheaper, easier, and faster to fly Warsaw to Kiev and then rent a car for the 5 hour drive to Rowno.

Poland is a bit better.  More tourist sites for you wife are found there.  Krackow is apparently a nice city and might be a good spot for day trips to the famous salt mine with its huge underground church and sculptures, Auschwitz, the Black Madonna at Czestochowa, the mountains to the south, the Kielce region for your villages, etc. 


----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth Browne <kbrowne01518 at gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:11 pm
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] travel to Polish/Volhynian sites
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> I just found out that I am likely to have an opportunity to make 
> a 
> trip to Prague, Czech Republic in late February of 2013 for a 
> family 
> wedding and while there home to be able to spend a couple of 
> weeks 
> traipsing East to where my maternal great grandfather was born. 
> I'd 
> like to fill in my knowledge of my roots as to where they were 
> located 
> at the time of the events and where those same locations are 
> today. 
> Also I'd like to learn of any archives, graveyards, etc. where I 
> might 
> find traces of my great grandfather, his parents, his siblings 
> that 
> did not emigrate and settle in the U.S. and Canada.
> Samuel Lachmann b. Sept 1865 in Rozhysche. He emigrated and 
> settled in 
> Chicago, IL in 1891. He was married 1.) Alvine Mroch d. 1902 and 
> 2.) 
> Mary Koch Schloman. His younger brother Andreas emigrated and 
> settled 
> in Steinbach, Manitoba about 1907 and was married to Lydia 
> Mantei. To 
> the best of my knowledge there were three siblings born before 
> Samuel 
> all of whom died in infancy or young childhood. Surviving 
> siblings who 
> (apparently) remained in Europe were Emilie, Daniel, Karl, and 
> Juliane 
> who were born in Antonielow, Vincentow, and Witschin between 
> 1860 and 
> 1875. (I don't know if these place names represent what we would 
> call 
> a town, village, city though Antonielow and Vincentow seem to be 
> somehow related to Kielce (next level of political organization???)
> The parents were Johann Gottfried Lachmann and Juliana Josefa 
> Wolf. He 
> born in Peterkaschutz, Wroclaw, Poland and she in a village of 
> Kielce. 
> I believe they settled in/near Antonielow, Kielce, Poland as 
> suggested 
> by some documents that I have in Polish. I can't read Polish but 
> the 
> file names suggest b=birth, d=death and m=marriage?
> The more I can learn about my ancestors the better I can plan 
> what 
> will be a whirlwind trip of probably 2-3 weeks. My wife and I 
> traveled 
> by train in 1999 on a vacation tour of Salzburg, Budapest, 
> Prague, and 
> Vienna and enjoyed that method of travel, staying in 
> pensions/b&bs 
> along the way. I'm guessing that we will start our trip in 
> Prague (our 
> daughter is getting married there) and after the wedding will 
> embark 
> on my genealogical quest. (dear wife does not share my 
> enthusiasm for 
> genealogy so I need to include some attractive spots for her as 
> well. 
> Any and all suggestions more than welcome.
> -- 
> Kenneth Browne researching: BROWN(E) LEIGHTON TAYLOR 
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