Category Archives: Suwalki Province

The area directly east of the former East Prussia, a Protectorate of the Russian Empire from 1815 to 1918. Today this area is in southwestern Lithuania and is still referred to as Suwalki. About 5 to 6 % of the inhabitants were of the German evangelsiche church,

Post R2 Personal Research Strategy

Finding the records of East Prussian origins of German ancestors is not easy because Many non-German and German groups settled here. Various jurisdictions existed in this area over the centuries. A wide mixture of migration patterns of Germans eastward and … Continue reading

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History of the Protestant German Settlement in Lithuania Post 1

In January, February, and March 2013 the following posts included translations of several sections of Bilder aus der Geschichte des evangelischen Deutschtums in Litauen by Hermann Jaekel, published in 1964. These excerpts were part of a series of posts from … 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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Landsmen Updated Post 1

Earlier posts summarized articles of interest from the Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/landsmen-suwalki-lomza-interest-group/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/landsmen-1994-1995/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/landsmen-1996-1997/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/landsmen-1998-to-2002/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/landsmen-2002/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/landsmen-2002-to-2004/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/landsmen-2004-to-2005/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/landsmen-2005-to-2011/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/landsmen-2005-to-2011-2/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/2016-landsmen-post-1/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/2016-landsmen-post-2/ https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/2016-landsmen-post-3/ The next two posts bring the reader up to date on articles that may interest other researchers … Continue reading

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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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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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