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Master Pedigree Database (MPD) Updated February 23, 2023
The Master Pedigree Database has just been updated with the most current data received and processed to date. It has been merged resulting in 542,163 records all of which have been renumbered.


December 2022 SGGEE Journal
In this issue of the SGGEE Journal, our first article is Part 2 of the story written by Ruth Bauer and edited by Jerry Frank telling the story of the settlement of Leonberg in Poland and the history at that time. In Part 2, we see the impacts that world events have on those living in Leonberg and their struggles to head west. Drew von Hasselbach writes about the use of confirmation records to find additional genealogical information and where to find these records. Helen Gillespie translates and shares a poem written by Erna Wolz.


New on the Virtual SGGEE page (Members Only) Navigating Online Records for Germans in Eastern Europe. Virtual presentation on Databases in Poland: Geneteka, Metryki & FamilySearch by Sigrid Pohl-Perry, June 11, 2022.


The German Colonies in Volhynia by Mykhailo Kostiuk
Originally published in Ukrainian, this work is a reliable introduction to German colonists in Volhynia, and one for which their English-speaking descendants have been waiting. Download a PDF version or order a printed copy now.


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)



Formerly German-American Genealogical Partnership
SGGEE is a member of IGGP.

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