Monthly Archives: April 2015

Landsmen 1996- 1997

Vol. 6 – Nos. 2 – 3 Double Issue (1996) The First Suwalkers In New York: From the Suwalki & Vicinity Yizkor book. Suwalkers, as they were called, were in the US as early as the 1860s. One explanation for … Continue reading

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Landsmen 1994-1995

Vol. 4 – No. 4 (1994) A Trip to Suwalki Gubernia: Marjampol, Kalwarja, Vilkaviskis and Kudirkos Neumestis (Wladyslawow) This article includes information on researching at the Lithuanian State Historical Archives in Vilnius in 1994 and traveling to Marjampol, Kalwarja, Vilkaviskis, … Continue reading

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Landsmen: Suwalki Lomza Interest Group

Introduction For many years I have wanted to read articles from Landsmen, the publication of the Suwalki- Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists. http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/Contents.html. Even though this publication is directed towards Jewish subscribers, its contents focus on the geography, history, … Continue reading

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Pilwiszki

• Home of Wilhelmine Kaptain, wife of William Gustave Spurgat. The Road between Wylkowiszki and Pilwiszki Pilwiszki, now Pilviskiai, was a municipal settlement before 1867. It was a small town on the river Szeszupa [Sesupe] by the mouths of the … Continue reading

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