The GDO EWZ Village-Family Database Project
Grossliebental Germans who were resettled in 1940 filled out many records proving their German ethnicity.Bessarabia resettlement records too. Each EWZ file includes that person's pedigree chart, and sometimes includes personal statistics, a Lebenslauf (life history), citizen application forms, passports, and photos. Visit the Genealogy Database EWZ50 Indices tree for additional information.
These files have been prepared for sharing with the GRHS membership. They are not to be sold for profit nor posted on any personal website. A link to the public access areas of this website is however permitted.
GRHS has a growing collection of the EWZ 50 & 51 series microfilms. If you find a film in the index, you can view it at the GRHS Library or get help from GRHS research services. If you'd like to help with the project indexing these films, contact Elli Wise at efilou792[@]fewpb.net.
- Search the Genealogy Database (select EWZ 50 Indices tree)
- EWZ Q&A - how to use EWZ films in your research from the Heritage Review (December 2007)
- Index of EWZ 50 films (Odessa area, Crimea)
- EWZ databases for the Grossliebental District and Hoffnungstal, Odessa and Glückstal area
- Samples of EWZ records
- More background on the EWZ records
Villages completed or in process
Alexanderhilf by Dale Wahl
Annental (Alt & Neu) by Betty Lang
Franzfeld by Dale Wahl
Freudental by Heather Landsmesser
Grossliebental by Dale Wahl
Helenental by Betty Lang
Josefstal by Betty Lang
Karlstal by Dale Wahl
Kleinliebental by Dale Wahl
Neuburg by Dale Wahl
Neu Freudental by Betty Lang
Peterstal by Dale Wahl
The GDO EWZ Index Project