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Submitted by Errol Schneegurt

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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 4/30/2008
Family Surname: EISIG, SCHNEEGURT
Country: Ukraine
Date of Image: 10/25/03
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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE LETTER THAT WAS SENT TO ME IN 2003.I JUST LOCATED IT ONCE AGAIN.

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5/1/2008 VM11751

Subject: Herman (Herschel) EYSIK, concerning 1865/1889 military service in Tarnopol/Galicia (this letter was already sent on Dec. 23, 2003 as an e-mail!)

Dear Mr. Schneegurt,

The personnel documents of the Hapsburg army: military land registry documents, draft lists, and records of assent (?) for birth years 1850-1900 are, to the extent that they concern persons whose right of domicile was outside the present Republic of Austria, did not, after the fall of the Habsburg monarchy (1918), go to the Vienna War Archive (Wiener Kriegsarchiv). In accordance with the peace terms of Saint-Germain (1919) they remained in the successor states, where they were for the most part destroyed. This is especially true of the Galician (Polish and Ukrainian) documents.

If the above named person was born before 1850, you can check the military land registry of imperial and royal infantry regiment no. 15 on microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah. You can find the nearest Family History Center of the Genealogical Society at the following internet address:

[internet address given in letter]
5/5/2008 If the person you are looking for was born between 1850 and 1900 and was born outside what are now the borders of Austria (like Poland, Hungary etc.) the military files were according to the peace agreement given to these different countries and might have been distroyed.

Should the person have been born before 1850 than there is a chance that the records are on film (quotation given) with the Latter Day Saints archives.
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