Tag Archives: Names

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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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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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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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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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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