The Preservation of the Records

 The Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, has extensive genealogical holdings. On 17 February 1972 the Genealogical Society microfilmed five volumes of parish registers containing the births, marriages, and deaths in Wylkowiszki (now Vilkaviskis, Lithuania) and the surrounding area. The records from 1843 to 1870 are from the “Parish Ewangelicko Augburski, Wylowvszki, Pow; Wylkowyszki, Gubernia Suwalska” as the name appears in Polish: “the Evangelical Augsburg Parish of [the city of] Wylkowiszki, Wylkowiszki Gubernia (a Russian administrative district), Suwalki Province.” The records from 1843 to 1868 were recorded in Polish with a periodic bureaucratic authorization and stamped in Russian. Starting in 1868, the records were written in Russian. The originals of these records and those from 1871 to 1902 (with intermittent lapses) which were not microfilmed are in the Archiwum Glowne Akt Danych (AGAD) in Warsaw, Poland. Records from 1871 to 1902 (with intermittent lapses) were purchased directly from the Archiwum Glowne Akt Danych (AGAD) in Warsaw.

About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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1 Response to The Preservation of the Records

  1. moonhare83 says:

    I have ordered these documents today from the LDS archives to view at my local LDS family research centre in Manchester. I’m really hoping that I’m able to see them and that they open some doors for me regarding my research. Thank you for this blog, it is so informative

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