Category Archives: Lithuania

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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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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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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