AGOFF Volhynia is the Ukrainian genealogy research center for Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ostdeutscher Familienforscher, an East German Genealogy Society with research centers throughout Eastern Europe.
“Volhynia is a historical area that was located in the north-west of today’s Ukraine. It was bordered to the north by Belorussia, to the south by Galicia, and ranged from the bow to the Dnepr in the east. Known cities are Shitomir, Kowel, Novograd-Wolhynsk, Rovno, Lutsk and Vladimir-Volhynsk.”
“The population of Volhynia consisted mainly of Ukrainians and Poles. Beside Belarusians, Russians, Czechs and other nationalities, Germans also lived here with a share of the total population of about 5%.”
“The region has historically been characterized by a multitude of political and military conflicts, which have repeatedly led to immigration and immigration.”