[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Military records

Richard J Flanagan rflanagan1 at videotron.ca
Sun Jan 29 09:21:32 PST 2017


	I have tried to do a similar search but with little success.  There
is a military archive in Moscow but their records appear not to be
searchable and are definitely not on line.  I arranged to have someone write
to them in Russian enquiring about specific family members and with rough
dates but their response was that they needed an exact regimental name and
specific dates.  

	We might have to wait until Russian military records become
available on-line.

	Germans in Volhynia arrived after 1863 - mainly from Russian Poland
- and they came without any guarantees of any sort for an exemption from
military service.   Many left after the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War
in 1904 and especially those who were currently in the military or had
already served.  Desertion was extremely common for Jewish and German
families.  The eldest son in a family was usually exempt. 


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Sent: 29 January, 2017 11:37 AM
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Military records

When we're Germans in volhynia required to join the military? Does anyone
know where to look for records of service for Germans severing the the
Russian military? My 2nd great grandfather julius was artillery and his
brother was an army officer. Julius would have served between 1897 and 1903
and his brother a little later. His brother theodor deserted but I don't
know anything about Julius.
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