Vol. 23 – Nos. 3-4 Double Issue (2014) A Physical and Spiritual Journey to Sereje
The author recounts the highlights of his 2012 journey to his ancestral town in southwestern Lithuania, complete with images. His pattern of research may be familiar to readers.
His astute observations led him to this realization about his immigrant father. “Although he was only a year old when he left Seirijai, his family really only moved their physical presence from there to the United States. They continued to live, think and believe according to the experiences they had brought with them. In so many ways, my father’s perspectives on the world as a child living in America must have been similar to what they would have been had he grown up in Seirijai.”
I wonder if this realization holds true for readers of this blog. If so, we are all still very connected to our ancestors.
Vol. 23 – Nos. 3-4 Double Issue (2014) Landsmen Foreign Research Fund Report
Starting in 2005 under the Foreign Research Fund of the Suwalki-Lomza Interest Group, a series of Jewish Birth and Marriage records was extracted and published in 2007 and forward. If one ever wondered where the funds for this kind of research comes from, this report answers that question. 111 patrons contributed $3580 in 2011-2012. In 2012-2013, 112 patrons contributed $2917.
This work was completed “by an experienced researcher with Mariampol records at the Lithuanian State Historical Archives.” See Post 9 at https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/landsmen-2005-to-2011-2/.
To my knowledge there is no similar fund for the extraction of records of other ethnic and religious groups in Suwalki Province.
Vol. 23 – Nos. 3-4 Double Issue (2014) PSA Marriage Records for Suwalki: 1893; and 1894-1896
The following article focuses on Jewish records that were not been microfilmed by the Mormons.
Information about the groom is listed first: Year, Event, Surname, Name, Age, Father, Patronymic, Mother, Mother’s Patronymic, Born in, Living in.