Category Archives: Records

Birth, marriage and death records are the three types of civil registration records available for this area in either Polish before circa 1870 or Russian circa after 1870. Additional records in draft form (to be copied permanently later) or confirmation records may appear in an “unofficial” language. Records are available on microfilm, an archive, or may be in one’s personal possession.

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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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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EWZ Post 7 A Major Breakthrough

INTRODUCTION: I had set up a meeting with Dave Obee, former President of Feefhs, and exemplary Canadian researcher, before the Feefhs conference. I had brought all the ITS papers and some EWZ duplicates of Emil and Johann Hutop, especially the … 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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POST 5: EXPERIENCES WITH THE EWZ RECORDS

Introduction  From information on the 1931 marriage record of Emil Hutop and Anele Dainauskaite from a researcher in Lithuania who sent us a description of this record after discovering this blog, (while he was researching the Dainauskaite family), we knew … Continue reading

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