Category Archives: Villages

Villages are meant to include the cities, towns, manor farms, hamlets, even non-existent locations, in Suwalki Province and the former East Prussia.

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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POST 1 Introduction to the EWZ Records

Ever since the EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle), the Immigrant Control Center, records became accessible in the mid 1990s, I have thought that they might have information about the family ancestors who did not immigrate. When I started to study these records in … Continue reading

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Collaborating with Another Researcher

One of the best parts of continuing this blog is to receive comments from readers. With each comment I try to send a personal email to see if there is anything else I can do to help. Although I know … Continue reading

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Research 2012-2015 Post 14 International Tracing Service

2014: At the Feefhs conference in Salt Lake City I was privileged to spend an hour with Dr. Diane Afoumado, PhD, Chief of the ITS (International Tracing Service) Research Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the … Continue reading

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Research 2012 to 2015 POST 2 CONCLUSION TO THE INTRODUCTION

In November 2014 we had the answer: 15 records were enough to establish our relationship: His great grandfather, Ludwig Hutop, and my grandmother, Pauline Hutop Spurgat,  were half brother and sister! My grandmother was the daughter of the first wife, … Continue reading

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2016 LANDSMEN POST 1

In nine posts in 2015 I wrote summaries of many articles from Landsmen, the publication of the Suwalki- Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists. http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/Contents.html. Even though this publication is directed towards Jewish subscribers, its contents focus on the geography, … 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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