I am writing with regard to my great-grandmother's family. I do not know the "real" spelling of her last name and hope someone can help with that.
Her name was Eve Szimaitis. Some things show her first name as Eva, Ieva, Heva and Jeva. I am curious as to her surname spelling. What would her surname be in Lithuanian?
According to the marriage record (Boston, MA 1910) to Antanas Aleksandravicius (b. 8 JUN 1880 Silenai, Siauliai), she was born about 1894 to her parents, Joseph and Theodora (Laucis). Which leads me to ask, what would the Lithuanian spelling be for "Laucis?"
Also, a letter from a cousin states that Eve had brothers and was the youngest in the family. I would really like to connect with anyone that may know anything about her family. She tragically died at a station (train/bus?) in Boston with her three infant sons with her. The children were so young that they couldn't tell the authorities who their mother was, where their father was and where they lived (thankfully, my g grandfather found them)..I don't even know if her family knew what happened to her. I think she is buried as a "Jane Doe"/"Unknown" somewhere in Boston.
I do have a picture of her from her wedding day that I can share with anyone interested.
I suggest you try looking for Ieva Šimaitis. Her first name could also be Eva or even Evelina but Ieva is most likely version. Heva or Jeva are most likely just misspellings. Although female last name ending in -is is a bit unusual and could potentially indicate that she was previously married to a man by the last name Šimaitis and the marriage occured outside of Lithuania. Other possible variations of her last name would be Šimaitienė (if married in Lithuania) or Šimaitytė (unmarried daughter of the man with the last name of Šimaitis). Also, the pressence of the letter z after the S could indicate some kind of Polish roots as these two letters just do not go together under the rules of Lithuanian grammar. Laucis could just be Laucis or Laučis (Lithuanian for Joseph would be Juozapas and Theodora would be Teodora).
Sadly, I have not figured out anything. It breaks my heart.
I am desperate to find Eve's family. She's the only one of my great grandparents that I have nothing more than her name, and parents names, but there's so many surname variations. I don't know the names of her brothers, or where they came from in Lithuania. I've heard that I need to know where she was from to even begin to start searching in Lithuania.
If she was married in the US, maybe on the Marriage license there would be more info? Also if you know when she came to the US, you might be able to find out more with immigration. Does it help cross searching with her husband?
If you know the town, you can write the Archives for a birth certificate if you know the year of birth. You can try it. I think it is only $7.00 for the Birth Certificate copy. It takes awhile but it might work.
She was married here, but the marriage certificate states she and her husband were from "Russia." The few records that she's connected to after say she's from Poland, Lithuania and Russia. I know where my g gf is from in Lithuania from the family letter. The letter mentions his wife also being from Lithuania and that she was the youngest and only girl out of four children. It also states that she was from a wealthy family and they were educated. I've never found a passenger record for either of my great grandparents.
Is there no database where I can search her parents names jointly, even if I don't know where she's from exactly? I have her mothers maiden name (original post).
Hello, I'm looking for my grandfather's roots. His name was Fedor or Teodor Bokša (pronounced Boksha), son of Jakov and Natalia. He was born in 1912 (don't even know his exact birth date). In 1936 married Nadezda Banceviciute in Vilnius, Lithuania. Had 2 sons, Boris and my father Anatolij. Died in 1944 (death sertificate says "killed by germans").
If you know anything about my grandfather's or other relatives, anyone with lastname Bokša, Boksa, Boksza (in polish) or might know where they came from, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ieškau savo senelio šaknų. Jis buvo vardu Fedor arba Teodor Bokša, Jakovo (Jokūbo) ir Natalijos sūnus. Gimė 1912 (tiksliau nežinau). 1936 Vilniuje vedė mano močiutę Nadeždą Bancevičiūtę. Sulaukė 2 sūnų, Boriso ir mano tėčio Anatolijaus. 1944 metais neaiškiomis aplinkybėmis žuvo (mirties liudijime rašoma "nušautas vokiečių").
Jei žinote ką nors apie mano senelio gimines, iš kur jie gali būti kilę, kitus giminės narius ar manote, kad galite būti mano giminė - lauksiu laiško :)
Hello Im looking for some news about Maszara's family my great grandfather was from Lithuania his name was Mikołaj Maszara.
During IIWW he was taken to Poland to work. After II WW he was stay in Poland and died here.
His mother was Olimpia, father was Sylwester.
Hello. I'm Edita my grandfather was Pioter Maszara his father was from Poland , and in 1994 y. His last name was changed to Mašora, he never told us about his grandfather, unculs aunts or cousins, so If you know something more and if I talk about the same family write to me a letter: email@example.com