[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] EWZ question (Norenberg)

Sigrid Pohl Perry perry1121 at aol.com
Tue Jun 10 18:31:16 PDT 2014


I understand your problem. Your family left Volhynia before WWI, but you 
know they probably left relatives, and not just Noerenbergs, behind. 
SGGEE has helped you find connections to earlier ancestors like those in 
Glogowiec, the ancestral village even you and I share. But you have many 
gaps. You don't know which families moved to Canada, the US, Germany, or 
other places, nor when they left between 1915 and 1950. Also, any 
Noerenberg women who married changed their names. And you have ancestors 
with many other names. I know that the data you have submitted to SGGEE 
for the MPD will help you make connections and will lead to records in 
other villages besides those in Volhynia.

Now, to make a few comments about EWZ. Before I had access to the Lublin 
records which include all my families between 1860 and 1940 (except a 
few who also emigrated at random times to the US, Canada or Germany), I 
ordered many EWZ films. I first ordered the alphabetical Kartei films 
for Domres and Pohl (my parents). I made a note of anyone who came from 
the Lublin area. I began ordering films and I found much information 
which I didn't know before. Now that I have Lublin records, I know some 
of that information was vague and incorrect, but it was a place to 
start. Of course, I have no idea what happened to most of those people 
after the resettlement in 1940. Did they survive the war? Where did they 
move after the war ended? But they are now part of my family history.

I suggest you order the alphabetical Kartei film for 
Noerenberg/Norenberg. It may have Volhynia residents as well as ones 
from the Lublin area and other areas of Poland. You may find people who 
connect to your grandparents or great-grandparents. Make notes or take 
photos of the ones whose wives or parents share some of your other 
surnames. Whether you find enough information to order specific films 
will depend on what you find. But you don't have to order random films. 
Dave Obee's website does give the names of many Volhynian residents in 
1940-1943 who were resettled, and it gives the names of villages which 
may be familiar to your family story. That should help you decide which 
films to order there.

Our people suffered many forced migrations and some died in far places. 
But others found new homes in new lands. SGGEE helps us connect to them. 
And I'm glad I'm a member.


On 6/10/2014 7:51 AM, Mauricio Norenberg wrote:
> I have some questions about researching EWZ files which I replicate to the
> list. What is the best approach when browsing EWZ files? I can see many
> Norenbergs there but the villages are usually far away from Luck where my
> ancestors where in 1908, they are even outside Volhynia. All of the
> ancestors that I know but one have left Europe by 1915. I am pretty sure
> there are others that I don't know of that might have stayed in Volhynia
> and never left.
> But for those who stayed in Volhynia (Luck area) and in general, was there
> a common migration until the WWII? Did they go back to Poland or went East
> before the war or in between wars?
> I'd say probably not a good idea and can't afford to order every EWZ file
> with a Norenberg in it if I can't filter a little bit more, there are
> plenty that will be unrelated.

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