Although I have been researching my family's genealogy for the past 25 years, one can still find surprises every now and then.
To date, my son has ancestors from places in Chile, Spain, France, Algeria, Italy, Monaco, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Denmark and Poland. Last night, while researching background on the town of Wehlau, Preussen, I found it was actually located in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, formerly Koenigsberg, the hometown of Immanuel Kant (between Poland and Lithuania).
This city used to be called Wehlau under the Prussian regime, and the Russians changed its name to Znamensk in 1946. I couldn't find much about this town on the web, except a picture of what is left of its Jacobi church.
I wonder if the war damages for the area, and the Soviet regime left any parish records around. Has anyone been doing genealogical research in this area ? I would love to hear your war stories about them.