hi - wondering if anyone can help me. My Great Aunt told me before she died that her father changed their last name when they came to the U.S. because the original Lithuanian surname sounded like Jackass when pronounced or mispronounced in English. Of course I can't find any records under Zurkus. Is there anyone familiar with the Lithuanian language that might be able to give me any ideas on what their original surname might be?
Hello, my name is Gintautas and I work with Lithuanian genealogy projects online. Originally I started from my own family tree. First of all it was hard because main sources where I was looking for was written in russian, polish and latin languages. But now, after 2 years of my research, I have more than 1000 profiles in my family project. Basically I worked with Catholic Church archives and military notes from 1919-1921 Lithuanian Wars of Independence.So if you interested to know more about your family history especially if your ancestries are from Lithuania, contact with me, and maybe I can help to find some information.
My name is Tina Daggett. Thank you for your offer. I have been looking for information about my grandparents for many, many years. As you may know, once the ancestors moved to the US, they adopted the new culture and did not share information about the old country. When I started my family research in 1982, my mother and her sisters were still alive. They were not able to tell me much about their parents. Very sad actually.
My Lithuanian maternal grandparents:
Adam John Bizulis (Adamas Bizulis)
Born: Sulwauki, Lithuania circa 1889
Mother: Rozalia Kajns (from Iowa marriage certificate)
Father: Frank Bozulis (from Iowamarriage certificate)
Agnes Mary Martin (Agota Mary Martinkever)
Born: Lithuania circa 1889
Mother: M... Rudoo...Itz (from Iowamarriage certificate)
Married in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa USA
Date: Oct 17, 1911
Resided: Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa USA
Died & Buried: Cedar Rapids, Liinn County, Iowa USA
Please let me know how we could work together to find more data about these people. My husband and I visited Vilnius in 2012. A Hauntingly beautiful city. We would welcome a second trip after further history is discovered. It would make the visit much more interesting.
Seeking info on Antanas Suopyte bc1850 Lithuania. Married Mariute Jurgilaite. Both buried Lithuania. Children: Antanina, Mathilda, Petronele, Fransiska, etc. I am granddaughter of Antanina who immigrated to USA c1910.