[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] County name changes

Krampetz at aol.com Krampetz at aol.com
Wed Sep 11 13:31:56 PDT 2013

A similar example I've run into:
   My mother said she Polish from Wilno,  Russia.    Long after her demise, 
 I got 
   into Genealogy and have found that Poland  was administered (or 'ruled') 
    Russia (lot of history I didn't learn in school),  and Wilno 'County' 
was split
    between Poland and Belarus.  
   Polish archives couldn't find her, it was too vast a  territory.   I 
finally learned 
   her birth village in now gone, but was in  Belarus.   
   Again trying, Polish archives now point me to  Belarus.  and Belarus has 
yet to 
    come to the modern era of communication.  A 'brick'  wall.
   Is this the sort of problem you consider in your  description?
In a message dated 09/11/13 01:17:19 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
mackzie at earthlink.net writes:

My  sister is a Government Information & Data Services Librarian at  Western
Illinois University, and she needs help with something that I have  not come
across in my genealogy research.  I'm hoping one of you have  run across 
situation because it could conceivably happen when we are  doing research.
Here's her dilemma:

"I am writing a review  of the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries web 
and I need some ideas  to evaluate it. For example, if someone wanted to 
where a particular  county was at a particular time period..Are there 
for people who  lived in a county that you cannot find because the county no
longer exists?  If so, can you please send me some names of those counties
with their  states?"

As I said, I have not run across this in any of my  genealogy research, but
maybe some of you have.  Please drop me a line  with the country name (that
no longer exists), the country name that  replaced it,  and the state where
all of this occurred.  

As always thanks for any assistance you can  provide.

Beth Burke

Verona,  WI

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