History of the Luki [Liukių] Mansion by Ugnė Ražinskaitė - English Translation

History of the Luki [Liukių] Mansion by Ugnė Ražinskaitė - English Translation

The tiny village of Luki (Lithuania Liukių) lies just north of Wischtiten (Lithuanian Vistytis) and due to its size, its history is foggy. Lithuanian writer Ugnė Ražinskaitė has written a short history of this village and it’s presented here in an English translation.

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Understanding Experience: Notes from Hermann´s "Lithuanian Germans During WWII"

Understanding Experience: Notes from Hermann´s "Lithuanian Germans During WWII"

Arthur Hermann’s “Litauendeutsche Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs” provides a useful overview of the experience and attitude of German Lithuanians (Prussian-Lithuanians) during WWII. Here I bullet-point my own takeaways and notes from his paper published in the Annaberger Annalen

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Discovering A Lost Brother

Discovering A Lost Brother

Everyone’s family tree holds a surprise or two (or three.) Oftentimes, these surprises are either welcomed (hurray, you’ve got royal blood!) or embarrassing (your ancestors owned slaves in the south!) Either way, these surprises add depth, color, and conversation to your family history, and almost always become an important part of the story telling process.

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Understanding Gollub's Stammbuch Entries

Understanding Gollub's Stammbuch Entries

Dr. Hermann Gollub has remained one of the most important researchers and archivist of Salzburger Genealogy amongst any researcher familiar with the group. Born in 1888, he was responsible for the all-important 1934 book Stammbuch der ostpreußischen Salzburger which literally translates to ‘The Studbook of the East Prussian Salzburger.’ Gollub’s book lists thousands of names of those who came to East Prussia from Salzburg in 1731/32.

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