Category Archives: history

An understanding of the impact that events have had on this area that in some way may directly affect one’s ancestors or the search to find them.

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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POST 6 EWZ HUTOP

EWZ Records Using the control number of Emil Hutop from his ITS/EWZ file, I found the correct FHL Stammblätter film, not yet digitized. However, I also wanted to search the Einwanderer films to learn how to get the case number. … Continue reading

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POST 5: EXPERIENCES WITH THE EWZ RECORDS

Introduction  From information on the 1931 marriage record of Emil Hutop and Anele Dainauskaite from a researcher in Lithuania who sent us a description of this record after discovering this blog, (while he was researching the Dainauskaite family), we knew … Continue reading

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POST 4: EWZ GOALS: Comments, Questions, and Hypotheses

Introduction: After I studied the articles by Obee, Blodgett, and Stroud listed in the first post, I composed a list of comments, questions and hypotheses into three goals. Goal 1: After I was introduced to the International Tracing Service Records, … Continue reading

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POST 3 Another EWZ Collection

One statement in the article “Immigration Records of the EWZ” by Steven W. Blodgett, A. G., copyrighted. Feefhs Quarterly Volume VI, Numbers 1-4 caught my attention as I had not read it anywhere else. It describes “An incomplete set of … Continue reading

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POST 2: TWO SOURCES FOR THE EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle) COLLECTION

NARA II, COLLEGE PARK, MD For a broad look at this collection of records, check the Guide to the Captured German and related records on microfilm at the National Archives website. http://www.dpcamps.org/capturedRecords.html https://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/foreign-records-seized.html#center Look for the following categories: Collection of … Continue reading

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