For over 25 year now I’ve been searching for my roots. In the process I have not only learned a great deal about my own family, but I have also learned a lot about many other families and their ancestral villages. Along the way I have written a number of books about Volhynia, including many articles, some of which I have included on this site. In addition, I have led about two dozen tours to Ukraine, done extensive research in the State and regional archives and founded a humanitarian mission in the Zhitomir region. In my pursuits I have become especially interested in the Baptist movement in Russia and consider myself somewhat of an authority on the German Baptists in Volhynia and the repression of the Germans in the 1930s.

In the Midst of Wolves

All of which is to say that I will be pleased to share whatever I have learned and help you in any way I can. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at or call me at (503) 647-5858. I promise to answer promptly.

Don Miller