[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Zhitomir Kelms

Rose Ingram roseingram at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 1 19:11:55 PDT 2013


Have you yet check the VKP database in the public area of the SGGEE website.  Research -> database links -> SGGEE public.

I see in the Index, a Ludwig Kelm born in May 1885 in Pulin, registered in Heimtal Parish records, (in Zhitomir gubernia).   Parents Friedrich Kelm and Karoline Bauer.  Film #1897692, page 632, Reg. 379.  These records are digitized and on the FamilySearch website. If you want to see the original written records, you have to use a Family History Center Computer at your local LDS FHCenter, they are not available to the public.  

The main St. Petersburg records are only available to 1885, but you may find other sibling born before 1885 to same parents.  

I also see two Emilie Ziebart's.  One born in 1893 and other in 1895, both born in village of Postumit, and registered in Wladimir-Wolynsk records.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kris Kelm 
  To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org 
  Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:57 AM
  Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Zhitomir Kelms

  Hi all,

  I've given this a crack in the past and I've been able to get a little
  further in my research, but I'm desperate for a little guidance and
  assistance. So, my questions, in a few parts (with four part harmony):

  Background: According to the 1940 national registration, my ggf is from
  Zhitomir, as well as his parents. My ggm was born in Volyn, and her parents
  are from "Poland". He served in the Russian military around 1904-1907, and
  immigrated to Canada 1913, settling in the Neepawa area of Manitoba with
  his wife and one child (born before immigration, 1 year old). He had a
  brother in the area that he had stayed with briefly, according to his
  homestead application documents, as well as the registration. I have
  discovered a George Kelm in the Neepawa area in the 30s. There was also a

  Ggf: Ludwig Kelm, born circa 1882-1885.
  Ggm: Emelia Ziebart, born circa 1892

  Can anyone help me get past this block, find ggf or ggm parents, confirm
  date of birth, ascertain the brother's name, etc? I am striking out.

  Does anyone know of a reliable researcher that I could be put in touch with
  to help me on the Ukraine side?

  Are Russian military service records available for that time, and what
  kinds of information might they contain?

  Was land registered in some fashion at that time, or census info taken?
  They were a farming family...

  Thank you to those who have helped me in the past, and in advance to those
  I hope can help me again.

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