I am trying to help a friend find anything at all about his ancestors or at least where they lived. He has so little info that it will be a long job but I’m prepared to give it a go! He visited when he was ten years old but his memories are quite vague and his family (as far as he is aware) are probably dead. His father (surname Gdowski) was born in, he believes Siomenecki. His grandmother was Anna. As far as he knows this is now in the Ukraine and was a poverty stricken and very much forested area. He believes his father was exiled to Siberia and walked at least part of the way back. He then joined the RAF in the UK and stayed in the UK after WW2. As a starting point, can anyone identify the village for me please? He says they arrived by train and walked to the house they visited so it will be on a railway line.