[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Gazetteers

Frank Stewner dr.stewner at t-online.de
Fri Jul 21 05:11:39 PDT 2017

Please be informed that I upgraded the six gazetteers of villages in
East-Europe .

There were many changes in Volhynia because I started to include a Russian
gazetteer of 1906 and because Ukraine started to reverse village names.
There are now 1553 Colonies (Kol.) in the Volhynian gazetteer.


Other point: I would like to start discussing the naming of villages in
former German Empire (1775 until 1918) like my birthplace Posen. It is named
now in the guideline Posen (Poznan), ... ; todays name in bracket.

Recently I was shown a new passport of a German born 1940 in Poznan (with
that thing on the n), issued in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. That
made me think about changing the guideline to "Village today (former
village),. ". Thus in my case Poznan (Posen), .;  for Posen is now nearly
100 years in Poland.

Would do you think?


Greetings from Hamburg

Frank (Stewner)


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