Lithuania SIG #Lithuania May be a "breakthrough" but makes the search more confusing #lithuania

Patricia Manning <patmanning@...>

For the infinite number of years I've been researching my family I've
often found confusion in the names. Is it Abelski? Is it Dewaltoff.
(I have found records using the Dewaltoff name where I would have
expected Abelski.)

Today I found the following record on the All Lithuania database. If
it was there before ... well, I suppose you could say 'when the
disciple the teacher will appear". I don't know - but here's the
record (In text format)

Place Groom/Bride Father Place Age
Vilnius VOLK, Abram Abel Yankel Vilkomor 27
Sheina Rokhlia Bentzel Shatsky 9

Place/Year Recorded/Record type/Record Number
Vilna 1886 Marriage 132

Microfolm number/Item number Image number Archive/Fond
2205038 / 1 36 LVIA/728/3/1102

The Bride I thought was named "Sonia Dewaltoff"; it seems she had two
names. The groom's name is as expected; the father is as expected
although he was only known to me by the surname Dewaltoff..

I don't know where "Shatsky" is (found Sakiai, which is near Kaunas
but not near anything else I research (Panevezys, Vilnius).

Does anybody know a reason for the two names? Is this common? I
don't know how to start to solve this. (And I sometimes consider
myself not a beginner at this.)

I am thrilled and flummoxed and wish I had asked more questions when
I was 5 years old.

Thank you in advance

Patricia Manning

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