Category Archives: Maps

Maps, both print and online, help anchor a location and appear in Lithuanian, Polish, German, Russian, and English, depending on the historical period in which the map was pubiished. Scale, detail, and nearby locations all aid the researcher.

Baltic Linguistic Branches in the 11th Century from Lithuanians in Canada by Pr. Gaida. S. Kairys, J. Kardelis, J Puzinas, A. Rinkūnas, J. Sungaila.

Available at the Family History Library. https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/98162?availability=Family%20History%20Library The Contents of this 1967 book introduces various topics of Lithuanian settlement in Canada—immigration, religion, education, the arts, communication, social and charitable organizations, politics, sports, professionals, and business and industry. At first glance … Continue reading

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GOV in Genealogy.net

The Germanic Genealogy Society 2018 Spring Conference featured Timo Kracke from Gandetkesee, Germany, (near Bremen). He is a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society, often referred to as CompGen, the host of the website known as http://www.genealogy.net. I had … Continue reading

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Feefhs Preparation

The next five posts include a break from the series of posts about the resources in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives on the Fifth Floor, specifically describing the best resources for understanding the end of the … Continue reading

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2017 New Series of Posts Holocaust Museum POST 6 The Fifth Floor Library and Archives

My preparation had included a brief look at the 5th floor Library and Archives https://www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/research-visit but because I did not plan on working there, I only perused it. I highly recommend studying the details of doing research on the fifth … Continue reading

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RESEARCH 2012-2015 POST 15 SPURGAT RESEARCH IN EAST PRUSSIA Introduction

My –at name may or may not have been native to Suwalki Province in the Russian Empire as families with the same name have been located in East (and West) Prussia. The unusual name and tracking the locations of people … Continue reading

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2015 FEEFHS Preparation

Foundation of Eastern European Studies http://feefhs.org/ I spent the week of August 9 to 15 at my 14th FEEFHS Conference as a researcher, a conference attendee, and a presenter. I still believe that FEEFHS is the best place to learn … Continue reading

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Pilwiszki

• Home of Wilhelmine Kaptain, wife of William Gustave Spurgat. The Road between Wylkowiszki and Pilwiszki Pilwiszki, now Pilviskiai, was a municipal settlement before 1867. It was a small town on the river Szeszupa [Sesupe] by the mouths of the … Continue reading

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