Landsmen 2004 to 2005

Vol. 14 – Nos. 1 – 2 (Double Issue) (2004) Special Section on Szczuczyn

This article concentrates on the Jewish population of Szczuczyn in 1810-11. Although figures vary as to the percentages of Jewish people residing there, the article also references non-Jewish names in the Old Town where half the population was Christian. The article also mentions a physical description of the town and provides a list of names, occupations, and other miscellaneous descriptors of Jews and non-Jews who lived in the Old Town Market Area.

Vol. 14 – Nos. 1 – 2 (Double Issue) (2004) Russian Military Conscriptions, Part II

This article provides details about conscripts and their families in the Districts of Marjampol, Wladyslawow, Wolkowyski and Sejny through the Suwalki-Lomza Interest Group Foreign Research Project.

Earlier publications (Vol. 7, No. 4 Part I and Vol. 8, No. 1) contained information about Russian military conscription lists for many Suwalki towns and nearby villages
In Part III for the Marjampol, Wladyslawow, Wolkowyski and Sejny districts, information included the year, surname, name, year of birth, name of father year of birth, name of mother, year of birth (if given), where the conscript was living, the gmina, and any additional comments. The enlistment date was 1914.

Vol. 14 – Nos. 3 – 4 (Double Issue) (2004) Miscellaneous Files of the Military Commissions for Suwalki Gubernia.

This is the last of a series of articles listing among other things the names of military conscripts of the Russian Army from Suwalki Gubernia. Although the files date from 1875 to 1918, the names included in Part A were reservists called up in 1914. Part B included extracts of civil birth and marriage records. Part C was restricted to men born in 1896 and conscripted in 1915 from Alexota. Part D listed men (Jewish, Catholic, or Evangelic Lutheran) and their fate in WWI. The researcher planned to review another fond the following year.

Vol. 15 – Nos. 1 – 2 (Double Issue) (2005) Genetic Genealogy: Expanding the Family Tree

This article is the first of two by the same author. (See below). She provides a basic explanation of DNA, its importance for genealogists, particularly when the records prohibit further research, the procedure for testing, and the results. She used the same company I did–Family Tree DNA. Her explanation focuses on Jews in Suwalki Province. For those of us who think that some of our ancestors were in East Prussia before or after their “Lithuanian” experience, DNA testing may be the next best step of our research. The article ends with Selected Sources for Further Reading.

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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