[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Naming and positions of the villages

getober getober at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 27 14:30:00 PST 2015

While it makes sense to use today's Polish names for our ancestors' villages, history cannot be simply erased.

There would be difficulty in using gps positions for the village,but this may be the only real solution. I have noted that modern Polish maps frequently indicate the old village position as "stary" so and so: some areas have been lost. For example, Winduga-Rachinska in Lipno, which I found last night on a list published in the mid- 1800s, is not indicated in modern maps. 

However, Google Earth has done exemplary work in indicating historic villages. While certainly not absolutely perfect, I salute their attempt!

Gary Tober
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