[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] What was the German Embassy for Volhynia?

Gary Warner garyw555 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 12:34:45 PDT 2016

To all,

My grandfather's Russian passport shows an 1893 stamp for the German 
Consulate in Odessa.  He was living just west of Zhitomir at the time.

Gary Warner.

On 4/19/2016 8:35 PM, Mauricio Norenberg wrote:
> Hi list
> I would imagine that a few or many Germans who wanted to maintain a
> connection to Germany would contact\report to a nearby German Embassy or
> Consulate.
> After the unification in 1870, all Germans living outside Germany were
> required to register (Matrikel) to their conuslate\embassy every 10 years
> in order to maintain their citizenhip and I'm sure many of them, aware of
> the law, would have done so.
> Many embassies keep an archive of their Matrikel to this day, at least this
> is true for the German Embassy in Brazil which can do lookups on these
> archives. This could be a good source of genealogical information.
> For the specific settlers in Volhynia, what was their "official" Embassy?
> Kiev? Moscow? A Polish one?
> I'd like to know more specifically between 1870 and 1913 but I can't find
> any information about that.
> Regards
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