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

Mauricio Norenberg mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 16:25:03 PDT 2014

Hi Sigrid
Thank you for the reply and hopefully we will find a connection soon.
It is impressive how far I got, provided I had no clue my ancestors where
from Volhynia back in 2006 when I started all my research. Definitely SGGEE
was decisive on this and I'm very grateful. I hope one day I will be able
to attend one of your conventions in Canada.
I have a trip to Brazil in November where I will hunt for new clues about
relatives in Brazil. Old notes, documents and pictures.
Hopefully it will help explain a few things.


On 11 June 2014 13:31, Sigrid Pohl Perry <perry1121 at aol.com> wrote:

>  Mauricio,
> 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.
> Sigrid
> 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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