[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Your inquiry regarding Volhynia

Dick Stein ra_stein at telus.net
Tue Nov 15 10:24:59 PST 2016

Hello Kathryn,

The genealogy group Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE) specializes in Germans in Volhynia and Poland.  See the website  www.sggee.org  
There is a huge searchable database of births, marriages, and deaths called the VKP database at https://www.sggee.org/research/PublicDatabases.html
There are also maps showing locations of German villages, unfortunately available only to members.  There are villages named Kasimirowka and Romansdorf just northeast of Zhitomir and west of Kiev.

An inquiry to the SGGEE mailinglist may result in some information about your family in Volhynia – provide names and dates for guidance to members.  See https://www.sggee.org/communicate/mailing_list.html

I hope this helps you get started.  You may want to consider joining SGGEE if your people are from Volhynia.

Dick Stein

From: Michael Miller 
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:53 AM
Subject: [GR-GENEALOGY] FW: Volhynia

See the message below from Kathy Richter at – Kathryn.Richter at bcbsnd.com


If you can be of assistance for her research, email her directly.


Michael M. Miller


Director & Bibliographer

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (GRHC)

The Libraries, North Dakota State University 


From: Kathy Richter [mailto:Kathryn.Richter at bcbsnd.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 2:26 PM
To: Michael Miller <michael.miller at ndsu.edu>
Cc: Kathy Home (krayziekitten at gmail.com) <krayziekitten at gmail.com>
Subject: Volhynia


Hello Mr. Miller,


I am researching genealogy that leads me to believe my family is Volhynian.  My great-grandmother’s baptism/confirmation certificate have Kasimirowka as the village.  My great-grandfather’s draft card says he was from Romansdorf.  Do you have any suggestions on how to find information for Volynhians?  I have discovered they are not the easiest to find.  I also have the struggle that they are Schmidt’s.  I am also trying to locate information in regards to the surname Lanska, but so far no luck.  I know my great-great grandfather ended up going to South America because his wife could not obtain entry to the United States (she had trachoma in the eyes).  Do you know of any records I might be able to research for Argentina?


Thank you for any help you might be able to give!


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