[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] How to find ancestors that stayed in Volhynia

Paul Rakow paul.edward.luther.rakow at desy.de
Sat Aug 10 13:57:31 PDT 2013

   Hello Again Gail,

        Knowing where the information came from is a big help.

        From looking at the Master Pedigree file I see that
  Johann August Krueger's two marriages were both in Sompolno
  (it's one of the parishes I suggested before - but now we know
  for sure you'll find something there).

      Since he married in Sompolno in 1854 and again in 1861 it
  would make sense to look at the Sompolno microfilms from that
  period, to see the marriage records for yourself (they are very

      It looks like the children were probably also registered
  in Sompolno - the database says they were born in Wladyslawowo
  near Wierzbinek, which looks close enough to be part of Sompolno
  parish. In the database the source is "SGGEE001r10 - many parishes
  in Poland". Probably someone at the SGGEE can tell you for sure
  in which parish the births were recorded (probably Sompolno).

     [Forget about the Wladyslawow near Turek that I mentioned
  before - that now seems like the wrong place to look.]

           Hope this helps,

               Paul Rakow

On Sat, 10 Aug 2013, gswilson19 at aol.com wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> I may have something wrong then and need to go back and check my sources.  I 
> thought I had gotten the information for Elenore and Ernestine from the SGGEE 
> records.
> I will get back to you.
> Gail
> -----Original Message-----
>>  Hello Gail,
>>        What have you already tried? Where did you get the dates
>> and places from? If you tell us a little more, it might make it
>> easier for someone to make the right suggestions.
>>        I would expect that they lived in the same towns as their
>> parents,  at least until they married. So, I would suggest looking
>> in the church books for their marriages, and looking through
>> the death records to see whether they died young.
>>       Have you found these villages on a map - do you know which
>> parishes they belonged to (Lutheran or Catholic)? I'm having trouble
>> identifying some of them on my maps. There were several Lutheran
>> congregations in the general area, Sompolno, Babiak, Konin and Kolo
>> might be worth looking at.

>>       I'm a bit puzzled when you say that these people "stayed in
>> Volhynia". All the places you name are a long way from Volhynia.
>> When do you think this family was in Volhynia?
>>                  Paul Rakow
>> gswilson19 at aol.com wrote:
>>> I consider myself a fairly advanced researcher.  I know how to trace 
>>> my
>>> ancestors from the U.S. backwards.  But there are two half sisters of
>>> my greatgrandfather that apparently stayed in Volhynia and I have no
>>> idea how to go about looking for them. I don't know if they followed
>>> the family to the different cities the parents lived in or not.
>>> I am looking for
>>> Eleanore Krueger  21 Aug 1858  Wladyslawow, Radziejow, Bydgoszcz,
>>> Poland
>>> Ernestine Krueger  born 3 Apr 1856 Wladyslawow, Radziejow, Bydgoszcz,
>>> Poland
>>> Parents were  Johanne August Krueger  Birth 1836 in Siarczyce,
>>> Wloclawek, Bydgoszcz, Poland   Death 18 Feb 1917 in Mieczyslawow, 
>>> Kolo,
>>> Poznan, Poland
>>>                        Karoline Anna Hermann  Birth 1835 in Goczki
>>> Niemieckie, Radziejow, Bydgoszcz, Poland   Death 18 Mar 1861 in
>>> Wladyslawow, Radziejow, Bydgoszcz, Poland
>>> I don't know if these women died young, ever got married, or what.
>>> Any suggestions on how to proceed would be appreciated.
>>> Gail

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