Re: Relatives want to know - where are the coveted records? #general #lithuania #records

Sally Bruckheimer

Tell them we have to work with the records that exist. Where my mother's mother's family came from, there aren't many records. There was a fire at City Hall at the turn of the 20th century.

But I found a brother of my 2nd ggrandfather that lived in another town where there were records. And I found out a cousin had taken a picture of my 3rd ggrandfather's tombstone (which the sons in the US had bought).

You have to keep looking, and see what you can find. If you work long enough, and you are lucky, you will find stuff. It took me nearly 35 years to find where another ggrandmother was born - in the Duchy of Nassau according to her marriage record, a tiny part of what is now Germany. Bit now I have about a million cousins, because my ggrandmother was one of 20 children.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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