The Waiting Game

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In any genealogy research one thing is always consistent.  Waiting,  We do spend a lot of time waiting.  When I posted previously that I had received some documentation about my parents while they were living in Ulm, Germany and that information stated that the labor camp they were interred at was not in Ulm, I ended up e-mailing a couple of other people to see if they could give me information about the labor camps around the Sulmingen area of Germany.

Well, that is the point at which I find myself…waiting.  Waiting to hear back about my inquiry.  Waiting because I don’t know if they have put my inquiry in their queue for researching or did they just discard and ignore it.  Will I hear back from them in the next few days, next few weeks, next few months, or longer?  The worse part of waiting is not knowing.

I also submitted a research request to the International Tracing Service for my father and a Micola Iwaniw.  I included Micola because my father had a brother by that name and according to information from my father he was born in 1910, just like the Micola shown in the ITS records.  Could this be the long lost brother that my father said they lost touch with during the war?  Because there was little detail from the online record I had to request the hardcopy in order to see what other information can be found there.  Again, waiting.