2016 Landsmen Post 2

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.

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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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