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SGGEE focuses on the genealogy of Germans from Russian Poland and Volhynia with some help for related regions.

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September 2019 SGGEE Journal
In this issue of the SGGEE Journal, Part 2 of the Schmidt family story is provided detailing first-hand accounts of their travails as they head west during their flight from the advancing Russian armies. The 2019 SGGEE convention was held in Winnipeg this past August and committee reports are provided showing us the progress on various initiatives.


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 2019, the Volhynia-Kiev-Podolia (VKP) databases list more than 130,000 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 several kantorates near Rowno and Tutschin. The dates completed so far extend from 1862 to 1914. 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.


Master Pedigree Database
The MPD has recently undergone another merge (July 2019) with the final number of names totalling 532,470.


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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