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From: Patrice Miller <>
Subject: [GV] Follow up on EWZ/BDC Files at US National Archives II
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 22:51:53 -0800
I have never paid much attention to the these EWZ/BDC Files because I
have never heard a discussion of Volga records in these files. But there
are some Volga Germans listed in these records.
The EWZ/BDC files that have been indexed can be searched at the Odessa
Digital library at:
On this page you have 2 choices:
you can scroll down to the bottom to the link that says "War Documents"
and then browse the different films that have been indexed. It is a
fascinating set of records and the descriptions at the top of the files
are can be very informative.
you can click on the Full Text Search button, and then in the "Data
Category" search box, choose War Records from the drop down list. Then
enter a word to search for in the box labeled "search string."
If you enter Volga into the text box you will see people listed from a
number of Volga Village. If you enter some specific Volga villages, such
as Norka, Grimm, Brunnental, Dietel, Straub, Dobrinka, Huck, Marxstadt,
Krasnojar, Kukkus. Probably many of these are the Canton and not the
Use the "old" spelling for the village names with W and J instead of V
and Y. For example Saratov is spelled Saratow.
Be aware there are many German Russian villages with the same names as
Volga villages found in other regions. For example there is a Kamenka,
Volhynia or Mariental, Odessa. So you really need to see if the surnames
makes sense for your village. A village name that is also a common
surname such as Kraft, will pull up many listings, mostly for the
I am not certain how umlats were handled in the files, but I don't see
In conclusion, from looking at these indexes, it appears that some
individuals from Volga villages are represented but they are a small
portion of the total records.
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