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SCHILL, Johannes and Maria - arrived in Canada from Bessarabia in 1930

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Re: SCHILL, Johannes and Maria - arrived in Canada from Bessarabia in 1930

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 8:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are 2 on line resources that you should go to. One is the Germans from Russia Heritage Society http://www.grhs.org which serves Germans from the Black Sea and Bessarabian regions. The other is http://www.odessa3.org/search.html where you should set the first search box to "St. Petersburg Archives" where you will find numerous Schill in Bessarabia. Lots of other stuff on that site to poke around in as well. It would appear that the Schills were in Bessarabia at least back to the 1830s.

Your biggest challenge in moving backwards will be to bridge the gap between 1896 and the readily available records covering the period roughly 1835 to 1885. The Society may be able to help you with that.

Many ship records show the village of origin. I assume yours does not??? Marriage records of some of the children might indicate a place of birth. Naturalization and military records might also help.

Jerry
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Preserverofth... 18 Mar 2010 6:12AM GMT 
JerryFrank59 18 Mar 2010 2:06PM GMT 
Preserverofth... 18 Mar 2010 2:39PM GMT 
aajs46 8 Jun 2011 2:37AM GMT 
german_rulz 10 Feb 2012 6:40AM GMT 
grade_a1 14 May 2012 9:26PM GMT 
BenSchill 30 May 2012 11:33PM GMT 
grade_a1 14 May 2012 9:33PM GMT 
Preserverofth... 14 May 2012 11:36PM GMT 
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