Memel (Klaipeda) #lithuania


In reply to Brent Harris, who asks what guberniya and uezd Klaipeda (Memel)
was in, the answer is: none. Memel, until 1924, was part of Germany, not
Russia or Lithuania. Not until the League of Nations transferred it to
Independent Lithuania in 1924 did it become officially know as Klaipeda.

Perhaps someone else knows, however, if there are any records for Memel
available in the German archives. Like many families in the area of Darbenai,
Kretinga, Palanga, etc., who were engaged in trading across the German border,
I think my family may have ties in Memel. I'd be interested in finding out
where those records are.

Any ideas?

Eric Goldstein