Finding and Viewing EWZ Films


The Black Sea German Database contains index information for many of the EWZ films relevant to Black Sea Germans (primarily the EWZ 50 and EWZ 51 series). Unfortunately, we do not have the actual microfilms containing the EWZ documents in our possession. These particular microfilms were purchased by various people and made available to us only to create these indexes.

To view these films and see the detailed information about your family, you may be able to purchase the microfilms or copies of individual EWZ documents from the microfilm at the following places:

* Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia has a full set of EWZ microfilms and may be able to provide copies of individual EWZ records. Contact for ordering and cost information. 

* The National Archives in Washington, DC sells copies of EWZ microfilms. Costs must generally be paid in advance. 

* GRHS (Germans from Russia Heritage Society) can provide copies of EWZ documents from the microfilms. An advance payment might be required. 

We recommend making your request in English, as it’s unlikely that anyone at these organizations will be fluent in German or Russian.