Tag Archives: Names

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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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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IGGP: International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference

IGGP International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference From its inception at the end of May 2015 to the end of July 2017, the former American Germanic Genealogy Partnership quickly became the International Germanic Genealogy Partnership conference. Much credit must be given … 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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2017 New Series of Posts Holocaust Museum POST 5 Part II Adolf Spurgat

May 2016: Day 1 Research    One of my burning questions was, “What was the source of the 1944 death record of Adolf Spurgat in Essen? When I could not find very many other Spurgats, I asked about the source … Continue reading

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