Category Archives: Microfilm

In the 20th century many birth, marriage and death records were microfilmed as well as related resources by the Family History Library, the U. S. National Archives, as well as state, local, and private archives. Many records are being digitized in the 21st century.

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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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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DURING FEEFHS: RESEARCH AND CONFERENCE

RESEARCH: The EWZ research required a prior request for film stored at the Granite Mountain, a procedure that has recently disappeared in the age of digitization. By hiring a NARA II researcher near College Park, Maryland, I was able to … 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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RESEARCH 2012-2015 POST 20 SPURGATS IN KONIGSBURG ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT

Konigsberg Administrative District The northern half of the Kӧnigsberg Administrative District is now Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The southern half is now in Poland. The Russian-Polish border cuts through the middle of Prussian Eylau and other points east and west. Kӧnigsberg … Continue reading

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