Category Archives: Families

Individual families may be represented through pertinent genealogical information submitted or by records that have been shared.

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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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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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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Lithuanians in Winnipeg

Note: In The Illusion of Peace Victoria Estes used this text as part of her research. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/the-illusion-of-peace-the-fate-of-the-baltic-displaced-persons-1945-1952-by-victoria-marite-helga-eastes-post-13/ Lithuanians had settled in Winnipeg in the 1920s. They “lived through the Hungry Thirties when the government seemed largely indifferent to the fate … Continue reading

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DP, Lithuanian Immigration to Canada after the Second World War by Milda Danys

Note: In The Illusion of Peace Victoria Estes used this text as part of her research. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/the-illusion-of-peace-the-fate-of-the-baltic-displaced-persons-1945-1952-by-victoria-marite-helga-eastes-post-13/ I first found this book in the high-density collection at the FHL Library in July 2017. A few things caught my immediate attention. … Continue reading

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EWZ Post 8: Spurgat Records

The search with the professional researcher at NARA II was so successful that I decided to ask him to find the EWZ records of all the Spurgats I knew of in Lithuania or East Prussia. I used my list of … Continue reading

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EWZ Post 7 A Major Breakthrough

INTRODUCTION: I had set up a meeting with Dave Obee, former President of Feefhs, and exemplary Canadian researcher, before the Feefhs conference. I had brought all the ITS papers and some EWZ duplicates of Emil and Johann Hutop, especially the … Continue reading

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