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.
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.
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.