Austrians, French, Germans, Jewish, Lithuanians, Polish, Prussians, Russians, and Ruthenians—all cultures, ethnicities, governments, languages, and religions are represented in this area in the 18th and 19th centuries. This blog concentrates on one group: “evangelische” Germans, a small minority of people in this multi-cultural land. Birth, marriage, and death records reveal the important events of their lives.
The next several weekly blogs contain information about the civil registration records in this area for the 19th century.
Future posts about one place of residence, The Wylkowiszki Administrative District, provides historical context and details about daily life.