Tag Archives: German

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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DP, Lithuanian Immigration to Canada after the Second World War by Milda Danys

Note: In The Illusion of Peace Victoria Estes used this text as part of her research. https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/the-illusion-of-peace-the-fate-of-the-baltic-displaced-persons-1945-1952-by-victoria-marite-helga-eastes-post-13/ I first found this book in the high-density collection at the FHL Library in July 2017. A few things caught my immediate attention. … Continue reading

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POST 2: TWO SOURCES FOR THE EWZ (Einwanderer-zentralstelle) COLLECTION

NARA II, COLLEGE PARK, MD For a broad look at this collection of records, check the Guide to the Captured German and related records on microfilm at the National Archives website. http://www.dpcamps.org/capturedRecords.html https://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/foreign-records-seized.html#center Look for the following categories: Collection of … 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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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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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

In May 2014 I wrote about Between the Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. See https://suwalkigermans.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/list-of-books-read/. Even though originally written for young adults, I found the book to be an intriguing look at the deportation of Lithuanians under the USSR. … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Peace: The Fate of the Baltic Displaced Persons, 1945-1952 Australia, Canada, and the Baltic DPs, 1947-1952

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. It is shared here for its scholarly and historical perspective and … Continue reading

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