Plagai, Lithuania - I'm lookin' for it, You got it? #poland #lithuania


Arthur Sissman
 

Hi,
I am looking for Plagai, Lithuania.  The nearest I can find is Plunge, Lithuania and Plagai is NOT one of the alternate spellings.  It was supposed to be in the state of Suvalk, Russia or Poland (in the late 1800's).  I have a relative who was born in Shakki (now Sakiai, Lithuania.  I found Suvalk (now Suwalki, Poland) and Shakki.  I found this reference on Lith Births to Plagi vil, Zyple area, Wladyslavow, Suwalki.

Please help me find Plagai, Lithuania.  I have researched JewishGen Town Finder, the Gazetteer, and Google for Plagai.  The family lore says that when the Jews of the area were force to take surnames, my ancestors surname became Plager.  Sorta like Moses ben Chaim Plager!  And the surname Plagar was off and recreating!  So where is my hometown?

Thanks in advance!
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Arthur Sissman
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Peter Lobbenberg
 

Hi Arthur

Among others I found the following, just in case any of them help!:

Plégai, 14km SE of Šaklai 
Plokščiai - less than 20km NE of Šakiai, and Pelučiai - just across the river, less than 10km further as the crow flies, albeit a long way by road
Pagiai - 104km north of Šakiai
Also Pagégiai, Pagiriai, Plonénas, and - this one's in Poland, 35km SE of Suwałki - Płaska.

Good luck!
Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK
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Peter Lobbenberg
 

Hi Arthur, It's Plégai for sure.  See https://www.centropa.org/photo/berl-plager-his-wife-beile-plager-and-their-friend 
(14km SE of Shakki/Šaklai)

Best wishes
Peter Lobbenberg, London
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Arthur Sissman
 

Hi 

I would like to give a big SHOUT out to Peter, Jeanne, Phil and Giannis for emailing/calling me with wonderful info about Plegai, Lithuania and the Plager family.  Thanks to you all.   It was approximately 20 min from the time I posted; it was approved for posting; before recieving a direct Google map link for Plegai from Giannis in Greece.  Very Cool!  Several others followed!!! Wonderful, and thanks to the JewishGen Discussion members of their service.............Location exactly identified! Complete!!

Hope all of you will join me for the next meeting of the JGSIG.  If I have you email addresses, you will get an invite.
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Arthur Sissman
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Sherri Bobish
 

Arthur,

Now that you've found the town, you can search for records at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish