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December 2020 SGGEE Journal
In this issue of the SGGEE Journal, Part 4 of Leontina Sonnenburg’s story tells of the family making a drastic and determined decision.  In detail, she describes their goal for freedom and safety and how they achieved it.   Our second article was written by Cy Harke in 1993 and provided to us by Clara Bender. It describes the Grundmann family of Karlswalde and the impact of the political winds of the time.  


Master Pedigree Database (MPD) Updated August 4, 2020
The Master Pedigree Database has just been updated with the most current data received and processed to date. It has been merged resulting in 533,657 records all of which have been renumbered.


Emigration Lists from Germany to Poland and Prussia
Several links have been provided for resources to research Germans that emigrated out of Würtemberg to Prussia and Poland (and includes information for those to America as well).


Rozyszcze Project Update
As of May 2020, the Volhynia-Kiev-Podolia (VKP) databases list more than 160,000 birth, confirmation, marriage, and death events which include clickable links to online scans of the records. The data is extracted from Volhynia parish register books held by Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych (AGAD) in Warsaw. More than 90% of the data is from Rozyszcze Lutheran parish with the rest from Wladimir-Wolynsk and Lutzk parishes plus 10 kantorates near Rowno and Tutschin. The dates completed so far extend from 1862 to 1935. This is an ongoing project with the goal to extract all available records, some of which go to as late as 1937. To initiate a search, go to the public databases page.


SGGEE Data Collections Guidelines
SGGEE has recently established guidelines for collection of personal data from its members covering several facets of activity conducted by SGGEE members including participation on Facebook, use of our listserv, and sharing of personal DNA data.

Volhynian Flour Mill - artistry by member Les Ollenberg
(see our Credits Page for more art by Les)



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