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2017 New Series of Posts Holocaust Museum Post 4 Part I

The Importance of Another Adolf Spurgat in Essen ┬áSummer 2014 At the Foundation of Eastern European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) conference in August 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, I had the honor of an hour long one-to-one meeting with … Continue reading

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Wylkowiszki/ Vilkaviskis

At last I saw the welcome sign to Vilkaviskis, so familiar to me through the visits of others. Although we had driven around Wylkowiszki/Vilkaviskis and through it before, we had not stopped. Even though it was the major town of … Continue reading

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Historical Connections to the Records

In 1795 Prussia gained control of what came to be called New East Prussia. (See previous posts.) Wylkowiszki was most likely spelled Wilkowischki or Wilkowischen during this era. German craftsmen soon settled here. Even though Prussia lost control of this … Continue reading

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