Monthly Archives: August 2012

Maps

A variety of maps will help the researcher identify the location of Suwalki Province.

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The Spellings of the Names of the Villages

The names of the villages the Spurgat families lived in or lived nearby also varied according to the governmental jurisdiction. The most common spellings are listed below. Polish German Lithuanian Dydwiże, Didwiże Dydwiz Dydvyziai Garszwinie, Garszwinia Garszwiny, Garszwinie Garsviniai Gize … Continue reading

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Conclusions about the -at names

After a great deal of research about the -at names, I came to the following conclusion about my own family name. Whether or not this includes the -at names others researching their German Lutheran ancestors from Suwalki Province remains to … Continue reading

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Various Spellings of First Names

Because of the complicated history of Suwalki Province, the first names on the records of the family I researched varied according to the governmental jurisdiction they were living under at that time. Some examples from the records are listed below.[1] … Continue reading

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