Thanks Eve. I will contact them.
It was by the way the Elzunia mentioning the Osady that brought me to
their website. I suppose my grandparents went to an Osada in 1920-1921.
In the marriage booklet of my parents is mentioned that my father was born
in a place called Osada Wierzchowce (in 1923). It came to my mind again when
Elzunia mentioned these places here a few days ago. My father also said that he
was from Tarnopol but probably because nobody else could find the exact position
of the village/hamlet they lived in. He also said they lived close to the Soviet
border and that Romania was not far away. When he saw the stamps issued for the
visit of the Romanian king to Poland he said it was quite a big thing in Poland
in those days.
With kind regards,
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If your family lived in a place
1. that (USUALLY) had a patriotic-sounding name
2. that was on the Polish-Russian border or very close to
chances are your family lived in an osada too. Michael Kulik wrote me
a while ago and said that there were over 300 (200?) osada/settlements in
PS Jan, you can email Veritas to find out the price of Stalin's
. I thought the price of the book was included
at the website, but I see that it is not. http://www.stalinsethniccleansing.com/