Though I've been tardy in responding to Stefan W. s kind request to introduce myself to the group due to work committments and the joys of raising a young family, I think I can offer some constuctive help
regarding a map of Makarycze,Wiszniuw, Wilejka, Wilno.
1.) Go to www.mapywig.org. ( The maps here - where I recently found my Dads birthplace in Uscilug, Wolyn - incidentially - are superb, and I would recomend this site to any K-S member who hasn't already bookmarked it.)
2.) In the left margin, click on "Active Map Index".
3.) In the grid of 1918-1939 Poland that should appear, look for, on the right (i.e. East), P30-S43
"ZODZISZKI", and click on that.
4.) You should notice a large lake located at the top/central area of this map, denoted " Jez. Wiszniewskie". Click on that.
5.) If you slowly scroll to the right of this lake, again, eastwards, you will
see "MAKARYCZE". It appears to be a settlement of some two dozen
buildings, all of which are clearly denoted.
Hope this helps ..
With regard to Wilno's prior names, check - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilno
... it's pretty comprehensive ...
Since HD 'died' on me, I have lost some pieces of info, can anyone
help me get it back??
1] need a map, 1922-1939 of; Makarycze, Wiszniüw, Wilejka, Wilno,
big scale, showing local villags.
2] Can anyone explain to me the different name changes of Wilno, need
to find church records [RC]. Think that there were about 4 name
changes when 4? countries took control.
3] Who is our k-s 'map guru'? Is it Ziezbek? or Zbigniew?
4] There is a website in Poland that tells you how popular your
surname is/was, and where that name was most popular - anyone know it?
5] There is a website in Polish re; heraldry, noblemen, large land-
owners etc - anyone know it??
6] Does anyone have a current email address for Debbie Greenlee from
PBS. She has/had a super map-book, but lost my cover of my copy of the
map book the perfect map in for Wilno, so can't try to re-order the
Is anyone rearching that area from before WW2? What can you teach me?
Not my usual area, so don't know much!
All help much appreciated
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