The Historical Society of Germans from Poland and Volhynia maintains a library specializing in these regions.  We also showcase the private holding of Ewald Wuschke, a major contributor to research in these areas during the 1980s and 1990s when information about these regions was difficult to obtain.  Donations over the years have increased the library collection to include 2000+ books, CDs, maps, and periodicals with a searchable inventory on this website. 
On-site research is available to the public and HSGPV members may borrow resources.
We have a wealth of resources to explore!

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HSGPV has been active since 2000 and its mandate is: 

  • To assist members in researching their ancestral heritage at a centralized library/archive site through weekly access and planned seminars.
  • To promote greater public awareness of the culture of Germans from Poland and Volhynia, as well as other areas, through open house sessions and complimentary visits.  

Ewald Wuschke was the inspiration for founding HSGPV.  Born in Saskatchewan, he moved to Vancouver in 1959 and founded the family printing business in 1965.
Having a life-long passion for genealogy he published a magazine called Wandering Volhynians helping many people discover their family roots. 

Ewald Wuschke
Genealogist & Historian
January 20, 1929 – November 7, 2008

In consultation with Ewald HSGPV was founded in Edmonton in 2002 by a steering committee who started the process in 2000.
Contributions of many volunteers  in the library and on the board along with donations of historical material and funds contributed to the library’s success.