31 January 2017

Map Refresh: Galizien, Bessarabia, German Settlements by Year Founded

We have five map refreshes again this week, including Galizien and Bessarabia. And again, much of it is editing, additional sources and plat map links, along with another 12 new colonies in Bessarabia. Almost done with the mapping of Bessarabia. The plat map postings for that area will start up again later this week.

Also updated is the German Settlements by Year Founded. It now includes Galizien, of which 77% of the villages have documented founding dates. The years used are when German immigrants arrived. Some of the villages may have been there for some time before the Germans showed up.

Interestingly enough, some of Galician names sounded so familiar to me. I looked them up, and they were villages on Martin Schilling's (my 4x great-grandfather) passport entry as published in Karl Stumpp's The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years 1763 to 1862.  If your German emigrant ancestors have one of these listings in the Stumpp book, you may be able to find the villages that were on the route to their final destination in Russia.

As always, you can get to all of our maps either from the menu on the right hand side of this page or from our Maps and Data page.

Bessarabian Colonies - 12 new colonies and source additions to many existing colonies
Galizien Colonies - Much careful editing and more links to plat maps and sources (thanks to GGD for doing an amazing job with this area!)
Black Sea Colonies  - Includes updates from the Bessarabian map
Germans from Russia Settlements Map (all villages) - Includes Bessarabian and Galizien updates
German Settlements by Year Founded - Includes Galizien villages now


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