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Lviv research. Poland? Ukraine?
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 03:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

My grandfather was born in modern day Lviv, Ukraine in 1926. In 1926 Lviv/Lvov was part of Poland, so I'm wondering where am I best going to find out about his family pre ww2?

The internet doesn't seem to know much and I don't know if I'm better focusing on Warsaw, Kiev, or Lviv itself.

I know my grandfather's fathers name as it's on his UK marriage certificate but that's it.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Lviv research. Poland? Ukraine?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 January 19 05:39 GMT (UK) »
Whats your grandfather's name and other details on the marriage cert?

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Re: Lviv research. Poland? Ukraine?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 January 19 07:29 GMT (UK) »
yes. Quite agree with solidrock, need more info.

Just for starters, a few links

Lviv/Lvov
Polish: Lwiw/Lwow
German: Lemberg

Warsaw Archive
http://baza.archiwa.gov.pl/sezam/index.php?l=en&mode=search&word=Lemberg&operator=and&word2=

Polish Archive search
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/search?q=lwow%20XSKANro%3At&order=

https://www.lvov.us/

Raduraksti: Evangelical Lutheran Parishes ouside the Latvian territory
(Includes some records for Lviv, Ukraine. Requires free registration to Raduraksti.)
http://www.lvva-raduraksti.lv/en/menu/lv/2/ig/15.html



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Re: Lviv research. Poland? Ukraine?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK) »
If you wish to read about the area at that time ...

"The Lost - a Search for Six of Six Million" by Daniel Mendelsohn, Harper Collins 2007
ISBN 978-0-00-725193-3

The situation in Bolechow, just south of Lviv, before and during WWII would probably have been very similar.
I've read this excellent book a couple of times. It's a mixture of family history research, with a lot of legwork in Europe, and first-hand testament regarding life and death in Bolechow before, and during, the occupation. I'm sure I'll read it yet again one day.

... and a couple of years ago, Erin2012 on RC added this ... "If you liked the book and reread it like I have... Go on youtube and check out the documentary called Neighbors and Murderers."
Almeroth, Germany (probably Hessen).

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Re: Lviv research. Poland? Ukraine?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 10:37 GMT (UK) »
my father in law Ostap Kabluckyj was born 1927 just outside Lviv - nearest recognised village is Rogatyn - I have spent years researching him and his family
www.ukraine.com - register free - when accepted look on left hand column - go down to GENEALOGY -click and read some of the posts
very informative site

https://www.ukraine.com/forums/forum/personals/genealogy

Phil - was your Grandfather a POW and billeted in UK around 1946 ? my Fther in Law was and was in this Regiment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Waffen_Grenadier_Division_of_the_SS_(1st_Galician)
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