[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Old German newspapers - in Latvian National Library
mauricio.norenberg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 14:42:36 PST 2016
Hi Helen, it was actually me not Eduardo :)
I am really interested on a translation of that article from mass migration
This because my family migrated exactly on that year.
I definitely need to add advanced German Language to the list of skills I
must have real soon.
On 26 February 2016 at 03:10, Helen Gillespie <gilleh23 at gmail.com> wrote:
> To the list,
> Following Eduard Kommers' query about the Rigasche Rundschau article on
> mining, I poked around the website and found that the Latvian National
> Library has many digitized German language periodicals/newspapers. I
> searched for WOLHYNIEN and it spit out 2265 hits in many different
> publications. Obviously some are not going to be of genealogical use, but
> others might give some background on the time and place. Please note that a
> number of the publications are in Fraktur - the old German script.
> Might be worth a browse also for those searching for WARTHEGAU - there were
> 4 hits that referred to the Wolhynien Germans who had been moved to
> Warthegau in 1940.
> One issue describes the distress of Wolhynians in 1926 due to the Polish
> Government's changes regarding leased land and land ownership based on
> citizenship. Probably explains why so many left Wolhynia in these years
> between the world wars.
> *"Deutsche Not in Wolhynien" (German distress in Wolhynia)*
> An article in 1908 on the Rigasche Zeitung talks about the emigration of
> German colonists - sometimes a whole village.
> I am also checking out items relating to the 1915 deportation of Wolhynian
> Germans to Siberia, although I expect names will not be listed. Still the
> subject matter on the routes taken, the numbers involved would be
> interesting. The search engine does permit searching by decade - noted on
> the left border.
> Some of the titles of the articles are headed "INLAND", which I have
> discovered refers to reports from the "Interior", Latvia falling under the
> Russian Empire, I gather.
> Will also check out "FLÜCHTLINGE" - refugees for both the 1915 and 1940-45
> I will be browsing for a while....
> The Home Page is also avlb in English
> *but *any online books require registration for limited use if the material
> is avlb free on line. I have not researched in detail if there are costs
> as I was interested only in the newspapers/periodicals.
> Hope some of these sources are useful.....
> Ger-Poland-Volhynia site list
> Ger-Poland-Volhynia at sggee.org
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