Re: German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

Sheila Toffell

I have the same question. Lots of German “cousins” around the 3rd to 4th range, but my grandparents came form Poland and Ukraine. The one thing I know is that where the family in Poland lived, in Kaliscz gubernia, was for a time Prussian. I have yet to find out if any records even exist for that period, roughly before 1815, and even so the family names, LAKOMSKI, RACHWALSKI and SOMPOLINSKI, are clearly from the Kalisz area. 

I assume anything German from the Ukrainian side would be from migration patterns, but I have no way of knowing, and names change anyway.

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock, NJ

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