Category Archives: Lithuania

Bilder Post 5 A Few Images

In addition to the four images below, many chapters feature parishioners and exterior and interior views of the remaining churches on interest of individual researchers. Translation: The defeated Napoleonic Army on their retreat from Russia to France, marched through Wilna. … Continue reading

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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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Landsmen Updated Post 2

Vol. 25 Double Issue (January 2017) Special Section on Kalwaria: Part II (Note: Both articles are listed as Part II) The Editor reviews the information from Part I (Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, November 2013.) https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/2016-landsmen-post-1/ Another Historical Re-Cap of the … Continue reading

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