Category Archives: Ethnicities

The people of this area includes Balts, Germans, Jews, Lithuanians, Poles, Prussians, Russians, and others.

Bilder Post 3 Continuation of Keeping Track of the Lithuanian of the Past

Similar people like the merchants were: Zacharias Schneider Jakob Schneider The Goldsmith’s wife Judita Luxian, born Gebel Hans Müller Gerge Neumann Friedrich Meinhardt The Goldsmith apprentice Hans Rentel with his sister Elisabeth, the widow of Goldsmith Falten Heine Dietrich Witt … Continue reading

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History of the Protestant German Settlement in Lithuania Post 2

Bilder aus der Geschichte des evangelischen Deutschtums in Litauen by Hermann Jaekel Introduction The second and third posts have been translated for their historical intent. This rare information indicates that Germans had settled in Lithuania’s two largest cities, Kovno and … Continue reading

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Bilder Post 4 Final Post from Keeping Track of the Lithuanians from the Past

One sees that it was a commanding number of Germans who, about the middle of the 17th century, lived in Wilna and there held citizenship rights (meant they could vote, hold offices—an important right and had to be earned. That … Continue reading

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History of the Protestant German Settlement in Lithuania Post 1

In January, February, and March 2013 the following posts included translations of several sections of Bilder aus der Geschichte des evangelischen Deutschtums in Litauen by Hermann Jaekel, published in 1964. These excerpts were part of a series of posts from … Continue reading

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DNA Post 1 Is There a Lithuanian Specific DNA?

The next two posts will focus on recent experiences with DNA. I have been receiving Lithuanian Heritage since I first heard about it in the 1990s. The occasional articles about history, family roots, genealogy, specific locations in the Suwalki region, … 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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Baltic Linguistic Branches in the 11th Century from Lithuanians in Canada by Pr. Gaida. S. Kairys, J. Kardelis, J Puzinas, A. Rinkūnas, J. Sungaila.

Available at the Family History Library. https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/98162?availability=Family%20History%20Library The Contents of this 1967 book introduces various topics of Lithuanian settlement in Canada—immigration, religion, education, the arts, communication, social and charitable organizations, politics, sports, professionals, and business and industry. At first glance … Continue reading

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