Category Archives: East Prussia

One of the provinces of the German Empire, closest to the Baltic countries. Over the centuries German culture absorbed all the other entities and people of this region. When Fredrich I declared that East Prussia would be Protestant, German influence continued to spread.

Pillupönen: Eliminating Possibilities

Since my primary research goal is to locate any records of my paternal and maternal ancestors in East Prussia, I try to go to the Family History Library in Salt Lake as carefully prepared as I can to achieve this … Continue reading

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Results from Emigrants Index from Stalluponen to Poland (now Lithuania) 1816-1877 Part II

(Information is from three FHL microfilms) FHL FILM 1539248 48 Item 1 I found a nicely- typed copy of names alphabetized by years starting in 1822. This was exactly the time period I was interested in. Many birth dates were … Continue reading

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Emigrants Index from Stallupönen to Poland [now Lithuania] 1816-1877 Part 1

As I have written previously, it is so helpful to have found another family history researcher with whom to work. I refer to my “young German cousin” in Belgium. In May 2016 he asked the following question: Have you ever … Continue reading

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2018 SGGEE POST

The 20th Anniversary conference of the Society for Germanic Genealogy in Eastern Europe https://www.sggee.org/ which “focuses on the genealogy of Germans from Russian Poland and Volhynia with help for related regions” was held July 27-29, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/sggee-org/Continue reading

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GOV in Genealogy.net

The Germanic Genealogy Society 2018 Spring Conference featured Timo Kracke from Gandetkesee, Germany, (near Bremen). He is a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society, often referred to as CompGen, the host of the website known as http://www.genealogy.net. I had … Continue reading

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National Genealogy Society Conference Post 1

The EWZ series of posts will be interrupted to bring you four reports of conferences I have recently attended with emphasis on Suwalki Province and East Prussia. The National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference was held May 2-5, 2018. … Continue reading

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POST 1 Introduction to the EWZ Records

Ever since the EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle), the Immigrant Control Center, records became accessible in the mid 1990s, I have thought that they might have information about the family ancestors who did not immigrate. When I started to study these records in … Continue reading

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