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POST R4 Print and Online Maps

PRINT Parish Registers East Prussia Part III Good maps of each kreis are a necessity to learn the exact location of each parish. Kevan Hansen’s Parish Registers East Prussia Part III features the Gumbinnen Administrative District. https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Prussia-Regierungsbezirk-Gumbinnen-Registers/dp/1628590203 This link to … Continue reading

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2019 Post R1 Administrative Divisions of East Prussia

East Prussia: 1807-1818-1923 This is the shape of East Prussia that most family historians are familiar with. The above map and others below are from Lands of the German Empire. These borders were stable until after WWI when the northeast … Continue reading

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Post HF NF 1: East Prussia in Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction

East Prussia from the Novelist’s Point of View Description of East Prussia in February 1804 Michael Gregorio’s Intent of Criminal Reason The setting is French-occupied East Prussia during the winter of 1804. The 19th century brings out the clash of … Continue reading

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2019 Post 1 East Prussia

INTRODUCTION: This series of posts presents one researcher’s study of East Prussia specifically for those researching ancestors in what is now Lithuania and whose origins probably lie in East Prussia. At least one family story suggests that movement in the … Continue reading

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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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