Tag Archives: East Prussia

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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What’s in a Name Revisited: (German Family Names of Prussian Origin) by Max Mechow

The first ten posts on this blog discussed -at surnames in East Prussia and Lithuania.  See https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/whats-in-a-name-5/ and the following nine posts. In May 2016 I revisited this subject in the post below and the one which follows  it. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/addendum-post-3-ethnicities-of-a-name-prusi-and-maps/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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New Series of Posts Himmler’s Auxiliaries: The Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle and the German National Minorities of Europe, by Valdis O. Lumans 1933 – 1945 Post 9

This post contains significant information quoted and paraphrased from resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives. They focus on the topic: the history of Germans in Lithuania. They are shared here for their scholarly and historical perspective. … Continue reading

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New Series of Posts Germans, Poles, and Jews: the Nationality Conflict in the Prussian East, 1772-1914 Post 7

    By William W. Hagen The following post contains significant information quoted and paraphrased from resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Library and Archives and focuses on the history of Germans in Lithuania with possible East Prussian origins. … 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 to 2015 POST 22 Epilogue

What started out in August 2014 to be an e-mail attachment to selected supporters of my research efforts resulted in December 2015 in a 200+ page addendum. After 800 pages on these –at families, one must rationally ask, “How much … Continue reading

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